These days, I very rarely buy store-bought cookies.
Firstly, my youngest daughter is allergic to tree nuts and I never take a risk with her. Secondly, I love the kids’ excitement with making cookies and want them to look back on our time together baking with fond memories someday. Thirdly, it’s just not that tough or time consuming and the R.O.I. with the kiddos is well worth it!! I actually caught myself daydreaming the other day about sending them their favorite cookies in carepacks to college (Penn State of course). Then, I teared up and felt so grateful that they are still so tiny and college is so far away! Anyway, back to the Finikia, I worked on this recipe, a Greek classic, after my son asked me to make him cookies with honey. After all, he’s our Greek-Italian prince, so I wanted to make him the best! These cookies fit the bill perfectly.
Although many original recipes call for ground walnuts as a topping, I obviously omitted them due to our little one’s allergy. All three of my kids adored the Finikia and even my husband, who is not a sweets fan, said they were the best dipped cookies he’s ever had. I think you’ll love them, too, and especially love how phenomenal they make your house smell!!