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Greek Christmas Cookies Recipe
|Margarine/Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Confectioner sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Egg yolk||1 Large|
|Blanched almonds||2 Cup (32 tbs), ground|
|Red candied cherries||1 Cup (16 tbs), each cut in half|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 5916 Calories from Fat 2845
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 329 g505.6%
Saturated Fat 44.8 g223.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 185.1 mg
Sodium 456.3 mg19%
Total Carbohydrates 686 g228.7%
Dietary Fiber 40.9 g163.8%
Sugars 410.2 g
Protein 93 g185.6%
Vitamin A 160.6% Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 76.1% Iron 130.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat margarine or butter with confectioners' sugar until blended.
Increase speed to high; beat until light and creamy.
At low speed, beat in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and egg yolk.
With hand, knead in almonds.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls (dough will be crumbly).
Place balls, about 2 inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet.
Gently press a cherry half on top of each ball.
Bake 15 minutes or until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned.
With pancake turner, remove cookies to wire rack to cool.
Repeat with remaining dough and cherries.