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Moustokouloura, Soft grape molasses cookies

Course: Cookies & Biscuits
Cuisine: Greek

Ingredients

  • 600 gr all-purpose flour
  • 200 ml olive oil
  • 200 ml Grape molasses
  • 100 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 7 gr baking powder
  • a shot of brandy or Metaxa

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 170C (fan assisted) (if you wish you can line a shallow baking dish with baking parchment, although the oil in the cookies is sufficient and won’t allow them to stick).
  • In a large bowl mix all ingredients, olive oil, grape molasses, clove, cinnamon and orange juice, until well combined.
  • Steadily sift in the flour until you get a greasy but firm dough that is easy to form the cookies.
  • Take a little knob of dough at a time and shape it into small, short sticks. Deep them in sesame seeds and place on the baking tray with enough distance from each other, the moustokouloura will rise.
  • Bake them for about 15-20 minutes. Cool on racks and store in a cool, dry place.
  • Serve with crumbled feta, a bit of salt and sundried oregano.