In a large bowl pour the olive oil, add the baking soda to the orange juice ( over the bowl because it will froth) pour in with the oil, add Metaxa, sugar stir well. Add walnut powder and orange zest, stir well.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, spices. Add liquid mixture to flour mixture, use a spoon to blend well until you have a soft dough thick enough to make cookies out of.
Take a walnut size piece of dough, press lightly to flatten into a round cookie. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper, place cookies inside an inch apart because they do double in size , bake at 180 for 20 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.
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