butter and oil together. Add sugar and cream until light; add egg and beat well. Add orange juice
, baking soda
, baking powder and spices
. Mix well. Add flour to make a soft, non-sticky dough
in order for you to roll in your hand.
Form dough into individual oval cookies
, approx. 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Pat cookies with your hand to flatten to approx 1/2-inch thick. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degrees F oven until lightly browned (approx. 15-20 minutes). Cool cookies completely.
SYRUP: Cook all ingredients for syrup until a string forms (approx. 1/2-hour). Keep very low heat under syrup until all cookies have been dipped. Dip cooled cookies top-down into hot syrup and then flip over. Soak for approximately 15-20 seconds on each side.
Remove cookies from hot syrup and immediately turn top-side down onto ground walnuts. Have serving plate or cupcake cups ready to put cookies in. Lift cookie and place on serving plate or cupcake cup.