Cypriot Loukoumia

You can use any type of marmalade, jam, or preserved fruit for the filling of these cookies.

Makes: 20 cookiesHands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. orange-blossom water
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt butter in pot over medium-high heat. Slowly add flour, stirring constantly with wooden spoon to avoid clumping. Lower heat to medium-low and slowly add milk, making sure to stir continuously as mixture thickens and starts clumping.
  • When all milk has been added, remove from heat and add sugar, egg, and baking powder; mix well until dough is uniformly smooth.
  • Prepare filling by mixing marmalade, almonds, orange-blossom water, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Using rolling pin, spread pieces of dough on floured surface to uniform thickness of a banana peel.
  • Place small amount of filling mixture in center of each disc. Fold each disc in half over filling into a half-moon shape; pinch together edges.
  • Place cookies on buttered pan and bake 20 minutes. Let stand 30 minutes. Sprinkle cookies with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Recipe Information

Makes: 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. orange-blossom water
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt butter in pot over medium-high heat. Slowly add flour, stirring constantly with wooden spoon to avoid clumping. Lower heat to medium-low and slowly add milk, making sure to stir continuously as mixture thickens and starts clumping.
  • When all milk has been added, remove from heat and add sugar, egg, and baking powder; mix well until dough is uniformly smooth.
  • Prepare filling by mixing marmalade, almonds, orange-blossom water, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Using rolling pin, spread pieces of dough on floured surface to uniform thickness of a banana peel.
  • Place small amount of filling mixture in center of each disc. Fold each disc in half over filling into a half-moon shape; pinch together edges.
  • Place cookies on buttered pan and bake 20 minutes. Let stand 30 minutes. Sprinkle cookies with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories170
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium40mg
Total Carbohydrate22g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars11g
Protein3g