Some call these traditional Christmas cookies Finikia, while others stick to the more traditional Melomakarona.
No matter what you call them, the main idea is a scrumptious spice-filled cookie baked and then drenched in syrup and honey to make them moist and flavorful.
These particular cookies, along with their powdered-sugar covered cousins, kourambiedes are the two main cookies that are shared during the Christmas season in Greece.
Akis Petretzikis, one of Greece’s most well-known celebrity chefs calls these “Akis’ cookies” because they’re his favorites.
In his instructional video, he shares his secrets on how to make sure the cookies come out tasting exactly as they’re supposed to.
Get the complete recipe for Akis Petretzikis’ Melomakarona (in English) by visiting his website here.
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