2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon clove in powder
7 cups flour for baking
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup walnuts crushed ( optional)
2 cups honey – 2 cups sugar – 2 cups water – cinnamon stick, whole gloves
Mix first the 5 first ingredients. Then mix just the flour and baking soda. Start adding gradually the dry ingredients to the wet ones. Shape them into small cookies. Bake them for about 30 – 35 minutes at 325F.
For the syrup: mix the ingredients together bring it to a boil for 5 minutes. It should not boil too much and overflow. If that happens you have to start all over for the syrup. Set aside till it is completely in room temperature. When you bake the cookies add them in the syrup right away still hot out of the oven. This is the way they soak better the cookies in the syrup. (Careful not to get burned) Sprinkle some crushed walnuts over the hot syrup soaked cookies.
This recipe makes a huge quantity of cookies but they can last for a while.