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Greek honey cookies with prune filling - Melomakarona

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

Greek honey cookies with prune filling  - Melomakarona


For the syrup

  • In a pot, add all of the ingredients for the syrup, apart from the honey and bring to a boil.
  • Keep in mind that you want to prepare the syrup 3-4 hours before you begin making the honey cookies so that the syrup has enough time to completely cool by the time the cookies come out of the oven.
  • As soon as the syrup begins to boil, remove from heat and add the honey. Mix and allow the syrup to cool completely.

For the filling

  • Finely chop the walnuts, pistachio nuts and prunes.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the cognac and mix with a spoon.
  • Set aside until needed.

For the honey cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 190* C (374* F) fan.
  • In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients for the 1st mixture and whisk thoroughly.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the 2nd mixture.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix very gently with your hands and for a very short time (at the most for 10 seconds), just to combine all of the ingredients. If you mix too long the mixture will split.
  • Shape the mixture into cookies sized 3-4 cm in diameter. Each cookie should be 30 g.
  • Pick up 30 g of cookie dough, spread it in your hand, add 1 teaspoon of the filling, close the dough around the filling and create an oval shape.
  • Transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until golden and crunchy.
  • When ready, remove from oven and immediately add the honey cookies to the cool syrup and allow them to soak for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain the cookies, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with walnuts.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
9 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
13 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
8 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
10 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
16 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
4 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
1 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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