Christmas-Spiced Honey Dainties

Tuesdays with Dorie
Dorie’s Cookies

Honey dainties or melomakarona are a Greek cookie. This is a new cookie for me, I have not heard of these before or tasted one. Since many of my fellow bakers had made these already, I reviewed the comments to gleam any good advice.

I was in the holiday spirit and chose to make Dorie’s Christmas-Spiced version. Ingredients in the dough included cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, orange zest and vanilla. The syrup included basics of sugar, water, honey with the additions of cinnamon stick, orange peel and clove.

I refrigerated the dough after I made it since I was not able to bake right away. I was glad this worked well as Steph did this also with good results. I did not have any problem shaping the cookies. I baked them a couple minutes less as recommended by another baker.

I enjoyed these sweet, buttery cookies. I didn’t think the nuts on top added to the cookie. Despite “pressing the nuts down lightly” as Dorie suggested, they just fell off when you ate the cookie. I would have preferred to add the nuts prior to baking. Overall, happy to have made a new cookie and enjoyed it.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Cakelaw says:

    I liked these too – they surprised me in a good way.

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  2. I definitely think the nuts need to go on pre-baking too! I clearly did something wrong with mine as they were the most fally-apart-y things ever!

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  3. i thought these were delicious, and that’s a good idea to add the nuts before baking. merry christmas! xoxo

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  4. I only made two batches of cookies this holiday season. These merit making for New Years!

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