Grape Must Cookies - Moustokouloura

Servings: 30
Active time: 60-80 minutes
Total time: 60-80 minutes

4-5 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp ground cloves
 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 cup extra-virgin Greek olive oil
1-2 tbsp sugar
3/4 cup cup petimezi (grape must syrup)
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup brandy
1 pinch of sea salt



Preheat oven at 170° C.

Sift four cups of flour, the baking powder and spices together in a large bowl.

Beat the olive oil and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.

Slowly add the grape syrup and continue beating for about 5-7 minutes. Add water and beat another 5 minutes.

Add the flour to the liquid in increments, mixing well with a wooden spoon after each addition. A dough mass will begin to form. Knead in the bowl until soft and malleable.

Take a little knob of dough at a time, about the size of an unshelled walnut, and shape it into a thin rope and then into a circle, pressing the edges together, or give them the shape of your taste..

Bake on greased cookie sheets for about 12-15 minutes, or until crisp. Be careful not to over bake.

Cool on racks and store in a cool, dry place.

Let them cool completely before you store them in cookie jars.