Vegan Christmas Cookies (Melomakarona) | Greek and Low in Calories
We all love sweet treats during the Christmas Period. I usually crave sweet treats all day during my Vacation. These Vegan Greek Desserts for Christmas made with walnuts, vegan butter, orange zest, and brandy. It’s a light and crunchy Christmas treat that’s just as delicious and easy to make.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
- 1 cup water
- 2.5 cups coconut sugar
- 1/3 cups agave syrup
- 1.5 stick cinnamon
- 2 gloves
- 2 +1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cups semolina
- 1/2 cups orange juice
- 1/2 cup clementines juice
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 35 grams powdered sugar ( 1/4 cup)
- 1/2 tsp cloves powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
- 1/2 tsp soda
- 1 orange zest
Place the water, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and the 2 cloves to boiling.
Once the syrup gets a boil, remove it from the fire and add the Agave syrup. Stir and let the syrup cool down completely.
Preheat the oven to 374 Fahrenheit.
Put the juices, oil, sugar, spices powder, soda, orange zest (except flour and semolina) into a large bowl and mix them with a good wire. (Liquid mixture).
In another bowl mix the flour with semolina (Solids mixture).
Add the liquid mixture to the solids mixture and mix very gently with the hands for very little (8-10 seconds) to avoid damaging the mixture.
Shape the dough into uniform cookies and give them a shape on top with a top.
Bake them for about 20-25 minutes until they get a golden color. Once ready, add the hot cookies to the cold syrup and leave for 5-6 seconds. Drain them in a rack.
Sprinkle with agave syrup and grated walnuts. Serve and enjoy!
- Do not overmix the dough.
- You can make the cookies any shape you desire.
- Instead of clementines juice, you can just use only orange juice.
- The quality of the ingredients a big role in the fluffiness of the cookies. Choose the best ones.
- Do not bake the cookies in high temperature.
- You can store up to 2 months in a cool temperature.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg