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       Title: Honey Dainties (Melomakarona)
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1 c  Unsalted butter
   1 1/2 c  Corn oil
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/4 c  Fresh orange juice
       2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Baking soda
       7 c  Cake flour; plus more
            As needed
            Syrup:
       2 c  Sugar
       1 c  Honey
   1 1/2 c  Water
     3/4 c  Chopped walnuts
            Ground cinnamon
  
   Recipe by: Christie Aspergen
     Preparation time: 1 1/2 hours. Chilling time: 1 hour. Cooking time: 15 to
   20 minutes. Yield: 4 to 5 dozen.
      1. Melt butter and cool to room temperature. Put butter and corn oil
   into large bowl of electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until creamy and
   light in color, about 10 minutes. Beat in sugar; beat thoroughly, about 10
   minutes.
      2. Add orange juice, baking powder and baking soda; beat 2 minutes.
   Starting with 6 cups flour, add flour, a little at a time. Beat, adding
   remaining 1 cup flour, or slightly more as needed, until a medium-soft
   dough is formed. Refrigerate dough to firm slightly or as long as 2 days.
      3. For syrup, boil sugar, water and honey together for 5 minutes. Cool
   until syrup is warm-not hot.
      4. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into ovals about 2 inches long
   and 1 inch wide. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Press the tines of a
   fork into the top of each. Bake until golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool
   briefly on wire racks.
      5. Gently dip each cookie in the warm syrup; turn to coat all sides.
   Place on a wire rack and sprinkle at once with the chopped nuts and
   cinnamon. Cool completely. Place each cookie in a paper muffin cups. Store
   in an airtight tin.
  
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