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Melomacarina (Greek Cookies)


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 to 5 cups flour


  1. Beat margarine, sugar and oil. Add baking powder and beat well. Add baking soda to orange juice and stir until foamy, then add to first mixture. Beat well. Add flour — as much as is needed to form cookies. Knead by hand and form cookies in oblong shape.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees F on ungreased cookie sheet. When slightly brown on the bottom, remove from oven to let cool.
  3. When cooled, dip cookies in 1/2 honey and 1/2 water which has been brought to a boil. Do this one at a time. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and sprinkle of cinnamon.

Makes about 70 delicious cookies!