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Amygdalota

Amygdalota is a traditional sweet associated with most family celebrations. Engagements, weddings, and christenings all call for these rose scented, candied cookies. Made primarily with almonds and sugar, Amygdalota are popular all over Greece and in the islands of the Aegean, as the almond tree can survive in dry weather and can be found even in the most barren places. The way they are made and the ingredients used differ from place to place, but in general the base materials are: ground almonds, flower water, rose water, eggs and“Amygdalota” are traditional almond cookies made for special occasions. Traditionally, known as ‘wedding sweets’ because of the white color. “Amygdalota” are crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside and sprinkled with powdered sugar. There are variations in shape and ingredients from place to place but the main recipe remains the same. Customarily, the cookie is baked; however, in some places, the dough is sun dried and even eaten raw  sugar. They could be baked in the oven, dried in the sun or even eaten raw. Their shape varies just like their names.

Amygdalota