• 4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cup beer (one 341 ml bottle)
  • 4 oranges, zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cloves
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 16 cup flour


  • 4 cup sugar
  • 2 cup honey
  • 2 cup water


  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • In a large bowl, add the vegetable oil, sugar, beer, orange zest, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in the orange juice and add it to the bowl with the other ingredients.
  • Starting with one cup at a time, add the flour and lightly mix. Do not overmix! 
  • Once you have added enough flour, mix with your hands and lightly knead all the ingredients together until the dough doesn’t stick to your hands.
  • Roll about a walnut-sized ball of dough in your hands and roll it into an oval shape.
  • Place the cookies about an inch apart on a deep cookie sheet (make sure the sheet has sides!)
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the cookies are baking, make the syrup by adding all the ingredients to a medium pot and boiling on medium-high for 5 minutes. Do not over-boil the syrup to ensure the cookies stay soft!
  • When the cookies are finished baking, take them out and pour the syrup over the cookies and let them sit overnight, or for 6-8 hours.
  • Make the topping by mixing both the crushed walnuts and cinnamon in a bowl and set it aside.
  • When you’re ready to serve the cookies, place the cookies on a tray and sprinkle them with the walnut topping. 
  • Serve and enjoy!
Course: Dessert

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