Cookies: Heat oil and butter over low heat until butter is melted and mixture
is hot. Remove from heat and stir in water and brandy. Cool.
Stir in beaten eggs.
Sift together flour and baking powder with the tablespoon each of cinnamon and
cloves. Add to liquid mixture to make a dough that is not too soft. Add a little
more flour if necessary. With floured hands shape dough into ovals and indent lengthwise
Combine chopped walnuts with sugar and dash each cinnamon and cloves. Put 1 teaspoon
of this filling into the indentation in the dough and close dough over filling.
Place on cookie sheets and bake in a 400 degree F oven for about 25 minutes or until
golden brown. Cool.
Dip cooled cookies into hot syrup and place on racks to drain. Decorate with
Syrup: Combine above ingredients and boil for 5 minutes.