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Amygdalota

Amygdalota, Greek almond cookies, famous sweets in Kymi, Andros, Spetses, Hydra, and Monemvasia, made with almonds, rosewater, and fragrant spices.

close-up of plate with amygdalota

Amygdalota, traditional Greek almond cookies, is one of the most famous types of Greek sweet. Found in many regions, five of them are celebrated in particular: Kymi, Andros, Spetses, Hydra, and Monemvasia.

It is prepared with ground blanched almonds, rosewater, and sugar, and is enriched with egg whites, honey, semolina, or breadcrumbs and flavored with citrus zest or bitter almond and spices such as clove, cinnamon, and vanilla.

These macaroons are the most fragrant sweet and part of delightful family moments, while is often being offered as a welcoming treat to houseguests.

Photo: Mycenaean Earth Estate of the Athanasopoulos Farm

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