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Traditional olive oil biscuits with an orange twist

This year we spent our holiday on the magnificent Cyclades Island, Milos! During our summer rest we had the opportunity to visit friends and relatives, especially in the afternoons as we spent most of our mornings in beautiful, sandy beaches. During one of those visits, we were offered, delicious olive oil biscuits to escort our Greek coffee. Needless to say, hat I insisted on getting the biscuits’ recipe before leaving Aunt Angeliki’s house. I made the first batch as soon as we got home. And of course it was a big hit! I also made another batch for my colleagues to treat them upon my return. And guess what, I have been sharing the recipe for the last few days.


  • 2 glasses of olive oil (400 grammars)
  • 1 glass of orange juice (260 grammars)
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1 glass of sugar (200 grammars)
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • All-purpose flour, you will need approximately 1 kg

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and knead with your hands until you have a soft, non-sticky dough.

Turn the dough on a floured surface and, with a rolling pin, roll the dough to the thickness of about 0.5cm. Use cookie cutters to cut the biscuits in whatever shape you like.

Cover a pan with parchment paper and place the biscuits.

Bake in a preheated, at 170 degrees, oven for about 20 minutes until they are set and their surface turns golden brown.

Let them cool and serve.

Written by Evina

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