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The festival of Cretan cuisine has been established as an institution in Cretan society due to the high quality that distinguishes it, the multitude of colleges that participate in and give support to it, the selfless offer of many volunteers, aiming to record and highlight old recipes of traditional Cretan cuisine, which awaken tasty memories, customs, traditions and folklore elements in the effort to spread the nutritional culture of our country and to pass it on to future generations.

As part of this year's event, at the 7th Cretan Cuisine Festival, the Nairides Lassithi Women's Club of Ammonia presented this wonderful recipe for soft must cookies and with the guidance of President Kaiti Papadakis, we learned all the secrets.
So today I’d like to present the recipe here and thank very much to the President of the F

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Ingredients:
200ml. must syrup or grape syrup
200ml olive oil
200ml fresh orange juice
EITHER 100g sugar if you use must syrup, OR 250g sugar if you use grape syrup
2 vanilla essence
2 tablespoons cocoa (optional if you want dark must cookies)
1 ½ teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 baking powder
1-1.2 kg all purpose flour


Method:
In a bowl, mix the must or grape syrup with olive oil and sugar. Dissolve the soda juice in a glass and add to the other liquids. (Be careful! You should have the glass over the bowl because it foams.)
Add the herbs and cocoa and stir. Mix the flour with the baking powder and gradually knead until the dough is soft.
Allow to rest for an hour and cook small buns. (The recipe makes about 50 pieces).
Put the must cookies on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees for 15-20 minutes depending on size.


Good luck!!!

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