Greek Grape Molasses Cookies (Moustokouloura)

Grape molasses cookies (moustokouloura)

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 50 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
98 Calories
5g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 23mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for grape molasses cookies, or Moustokouloura, is made with petimezi, a sweetener that dates back to the Bronze Age. Buy it or make it at home to create these delicious cookies that are made with olive oil and no butter, eggs, or milk.


  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grape molasses
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Dissolve baking soda in the brandy.

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  3. Whisk together the flour and baking powder.

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  4. Combine the oil, grape molasses, and sugar in a saucepan. Stir well and boil for several minutes until completely blended.

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  5. Transfer to a mixing bowl, and stir in brandy mixture, orange juice, cinnamon, and cloves.

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  6. Add the flour mixture slowly, mixing to create the cookie dough.

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  7. Preheat oven to 350 F / 175C.

  8. Using pieces of dough, pat into thick cookies, about 1/2-inch high, into round or oval shapes.

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  9. Place on cookie sheets and bake for about 20 minutes. Cooking time will vary slightly depending on the size of the cookies.

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  10. Serve and enjoy!

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