Greek Christmas cookies are extra special (1969)
Excerpted from the Bensenville Register (Illinois) December 3, 1969
Because she makes over 2,000 cookies for Christmas, giving them as gifts to friends and neighbors, Carol Berry begins baking shortly after Thanksgiving.
A unique recipe that she received from her sister is for a Greek Christmas cookie.
“The dough is a little difficult to work with, because it is rather dry and crumbles, but it makes one of the best cookies imaginable.”
Two cups of ground almonds [almond flour] are worked into the batter, which is spiced with cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.
The dough is formed into little balls, which are then rolled in powdered sugar. A candied cherry or nut is pressed into the center of each.
This is a hard, crunchy cookie, with both an almond and a spicy flavor, and its attractive appearance equals its appealing taste.
Greek Christmas cookies recipe from 1961
From Woman’s Day (December 1961)
This recipe for Greek Christmas cookies bakes up into a plump treat that is good to bite into!