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Christmas Cookies


300 g of raisins

150 g of walnuts

150 g of almonds

300 g of honey

8 g of ground cinnamon and cloves

50 g of flour

1 lemon


Roast the walnuts and the almonds in the. oven for a few minutes. Peel and chop them. Soak the raisins in the water. Drain thoroughly. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Add 2 pinches of cinnamon and ground cloves and grated lemon zest (only the yellow zest; the white part is bitter). Add the hot honey and the flour. Continue to mix until you obtain an elastic dough. Roll out the dough to 2 cm. Cut out different shapes of cookies and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F), 15 minutes approximately.

In a few regions, these cookies are baked over a bed of lemon tree leaves on a cookie sheet. This tradition should be kept, if possible, because of the aroma of the leaves.