Greek Style Olive Oil Biscuits
Greek Style Olive Oil Biscuits

Greek Style Olive Oil Biscuits

  • 140mls Telegraph Hill olive oil
  • 165ml orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange 
  • 150g sugar
  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove 
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda 
  • 4 drops vanilla essence 
  • 80g white sesame seeds for coating
  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the orange juice and baking soda and whisk until the baking soda is dissolved.
  3. Add the Telegraph Hill olive oil, vanilla extract and sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves
  4. Add all the dry ingredients in the bowl with the liquid ingredients. Stir until the ingredients begin to combine, then knead lightly with your hands until all combined.
  5. Preheat the oven at 185 degrees
  6. Divide the dough into 35g portions.
  7. Roll the balls into “snakes” with the palm of your hand. 
  8. Pinch the end together to form in “doughnuts” or “pretzels”
  9. Pour the sesame seeds onto a plate or tray
  10. Dredge the cookies in sesame seeds until covered on all sides.
  11. Place the cookies on 2 baking trays lined with parchment paper.
  12. Bake each tray for approx. 20-25 minutes until nicely coloured and cooked through.