Nut Syrup Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

Make these sweet and very tender Macedonian cookies for special occasions. If you like, follow her family's lead and roll the cookies in finely chopped nuts instead of sprinkling them with icing sugar.

  • Portion size 50 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 4 1/2 cups sifted cake-and-pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
Syrup:
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar

Method

In large bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar, cinnamon and honey. With wooden spoon, stir in flour, baking powder and baking soda to make smooth dough.

Using 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, roll dough into balls; flatten to 2-inch (5 cm) rounds. Place 1 walnut piece in centre of each; roll up to form small log.

Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake in centre of 350ºF (180ºC) oven for about 30 minutes or until bottoms are golden. Remove from pan and let cool on rack. (Cookies can be prepared to this point and stored in airtight container for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 1 month.)

Syrup: Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring sugar and 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in honey.

Using slotted spoon, dip cookies, 1 at a time, into syrup, reheating syrup if necessary to keep warm. Let drain on rack until cool. Sprinkle with icing sugar. (Cookies can be stored in airtight container for up to 5 days.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Sodium 28 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 136.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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