Preheat the oven at 200°C / 390°F.
In a big bowl, combine the olive oil, sugar, orange, orange zest, cognac/brandy, sugar, clove powder, cinnamon powder. Whisk well for 1-2 minutes to dissolve sugar.
In another smaller bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder and baking soda and add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture. Use a spoon and gradually incorporate the flour.
After adding 6 cups of flour, the dough is too firm to stir with the spoon. Use your hands to gently fold the dough from the bottom to the top. Knead for no more than 2 minutes. Add gradually more flour. It is time to check the dough. Shape one cookie and let it rest for a couple of minutes. If it holds its shape, the dough is ready. If the cookie is melting down, add more flour to the dough.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (just in case because they usually don's stick), shape the cookies in any form you like and place them leaving some distance between them. Pinch lightly their surface with a fork or press gently the cookies on a cheese grater.
Place the sheet in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool.