- 1 kg of all-purpose flour
- 430 ml seed oil
- 150 ml fresh orange juice
- 60 ml water
- 200 g icing sugar
- 4 g of soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- zest of 2 oranges
Ingredients for the syrup
- 500 ml water
- 1 kg of sugar
- 300 g Pure Natural honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- peels of one orange
For the garnish
- Pure natural walnuts
- Pure natural honey
Method for the syrup
In a small saucepan, add all the ingredients for the syrup, except the honey, and stir over high heat until it comes to a boil (the cinnamon stick should be broken).
Then, remove the saucepan from the heat and add the honey while stirring.
Right after, set aside to cool.
Method for the Christmas honey cookies
In a bowl, combine all the solid ingredients for the honey cookies, along with the orange zest, and whisk well.
Next, in a large bowl, add all the liquid ingredients and mix well with a whisk.
After mixing the liquid ingredients well, slowly add them to the bowl with the solid ingredients and mix well by hand and crosswise (up, down, left, right), until a very soft dough forms.
Then pour the dough onto the working surface, and quickly make cookies in the size of your preference, making sure they are about the same size so that they all bake the same.
Optionally, you can press one side of the cookies with a sieve to create a simple design.
Place the cookies on a baking pan, which you have previously lined with parchment paper.
Bake in a preheated oven, on the middle oven rack, on the resistance, at 190-200 C, for 20 to 25 minutes- depending on the size and how crispy you want them.
Immediately after removing the cookies from the oven, take the saucepan with cold syrup, remove the cinnamon and place as many cookies as the saucepan can hold so that the syrup covers them.
Leave the honey cookies in the syrup, depending on how syrupy you want them: 1 minute for slightly syrupy, 1.5-2 minutes for medium syrupy and more than 2 minutes for very syrupy.
Remove the honey cookies from the syrup, place them on a rack with parchment paper or a baking tray underneath to drain them well and garnish with as much honey and grated walnuts as you like.