Traditional Christmas Cookies

Melomakarona are one of the most popular Greek Christmas cookies! It is very rare to find them any time except Christmas and that’s what makes these Greek Christmas cookies so unique. Usually, the baking period starts in late November and the last batch is baked before New Year’s Eve. So, when you see Melomakarona in pastry shops or bakeries, you know that Christmas is here!

They are made with flour, sugar, orange, pure olive oil, walnuts, herbs (cinnamon, cloves) and of course good quality honey. Since they have no egg or dairy, Melomakarona are vegan and perfect if you are fasting or are on a vegan diet. The word “melomakarona” is a combination of the two words “meli”, which means honey and “makarona”. “Makarona” comes from the ancient word “makaria” and means blessed. In many parts of Greece, Melomakarona are regarded as a sweet treat that brings good luck for the New Year.

Celebrate this festive season by indulging is these delicious Greek Melomakarona available from the The Greek Deli:

Chrisanthidis Melomakarona

A tasteful combination of honey and walnuts that becomes a sweet temptation for everyone! Every bite melts in the mouth giving you a genuinely exciting taste experience. Orange, walnuts & honey aromas ooze from these heavenly semolina honey cakes so order them today!

Chrisanthidis Melomakarona with Chocolate Glaze

These utterly delicious melomakarona with chocolate are our favourite by far! Orange, walnuts & honey aromas ooze from these heavenly semolina honey cakes. For extended pleasure you can try our new, heavenly made Melomakarona, covered with a chocolate glaze.


The Greek Delicatessen Online Shop

Visit our dedicated e-shop for delicious Greek food items available both for cooking as well as immediate consumption. The Greek Deli stocks artisanal products, including Greek juices, tsoureki, egg dyes, olive oils, wines, cheeses,  and mezedes. In addition, ready meals (such as pastitsio and gemista), sweets (such as baklava and kourabiedes), and Greek coffee (Loumidis) can be found in our online shop. We even stock beloved Greek chocolates and cookies. Furthermore, brands such as Lacta, Ion, Sokofreta, and Gemista cookies, as well as an impressive selection of Greek wines. You can purchase and customise our unique Greek gift boxes, with your favourite products or pre-made. One box includes extra virgin olive oil, two bottles of wine and two jars of olive paste. Along with roasted peppers, honey, chilies, and balsamic vinegar. Perfect for sending the best of Greek tastes to a distant beloved!).

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