There is no Cretan celebration, traditional Cretan meal without "kalitsounia". Those delicious pies can be stuffed with Cretan soft cheese "mizithra" with some spearmint, spinach or both. Most of the times they are sprinkled with sesame seeds.
The whole secret of kalitsounia is in their dough. It can be thick or thin and crunchy. It can be baked in the oven or fried in the deep Cretan extra virgin olive oil.
For those with fussy kids, there is no better snack than Cretan kalistounia. I do not know the kid that would reject this healthy snack!