1. 1 1/2 CUPS OIL ( 1CUP CORN OIL 1/2 CUP OLIVE OIL)
2. 1/2 CUP SHORTENING
3. 1 CUP SUGAR
4. 3/4 CUP ORANGE JUICE
5. 1/4 CUP BRANDY COGNAC
6. 2TBS. ORANGE PEEL
7. 2 TSP BAKING POWDER
8. 1 TSP BAKING SODA
9. 6.5 CUPS FLOUR
10. 1.5 TBS GROUND CINAMMON AND GR. CLOVES
11. 1/2 CUP FINELY GROUND WALNUTS
Beat first 6 ingredients on high speed for about 7minutes. Slowly add flour, baking soda, baking powder,cinnamon and clove mixt. one cup at a time and knead for about 7 min. Do not over knead, the mixture has to be soft. Take about 1 1/2 tbs of mixture and shape into oval shapes. Place onto baking pan, one inch apart. Don't use flat baking sheets. You will probably need about two large pans and one small one.
2 CUPS HONEY
2 CUPS SUGAR
1 CUP WATER
1 CINAMMON STICK
In a medium size sauce pan, on medium heat, boil all ingredients for 5 min. Skim off any froth. Please
do not leave unattended! clean up is messy if it over boils :( turn off burner and keep pan syrup hot.
As soon as the cookies are done, take the ones from the small pan and place in larger baking pan.( I do this so I don't waste the syrup)
With a soup ladle, pour syrup over each cookie slowly. Do this twice. Let the cookies sit in the syrup for a couple of hours or more. That way the cookies absorb most of the syrup. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Makes about 64.