Greek Christmas Cookies

A plump cookie, good to bite into.


1961-greek-christmas-holiday-cookie-recipe1 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
2 cups finely ground unblanched almonds
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Candied cherries, halved


Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and all other ingredients, except cherries. Knead well with hands or spoon. Shape in small balls with hands dusted with confectioners’ sugar.

Put on baking sheet 3″ apart. Press half a candied cherry in center of each cookie. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool on racks.

Makes about 40 cookies

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