Arabic cookies


This is my first post ever! I am so excited šŸ™‚

So for the first recipe I have chosen easy and quick Arabic cookies. I really like taste of cardamom: fresh, a little bit ground one with strong smell. You can use powder or seed. I am using seeds – they have stronger aroma.

Also, I am using ghee but you can also take oil or butter – depends what you are used to or what you have in the kitchen šŸ˜‰

If you don’t have one or simply you do not like it you can exchange it with cinnamon.

So let’s start!

What you will need:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tea spoon of green cardamom (or few seeds)/cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of oil/butter/ghee
  • 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  • 1/4 tea spoon of baking powder
  • (additionally you can have almonds or nuts to put on top of cookie – before you do that put them for 3 minutes in boiling a little bit salty water)

How to do it:

  1. Heat oil/butter/ghee and add sugar. Heat will help sugar to melt and mix with grease. Do not boil. Mix it well until smooth.
  2. Add cardamom/cinnamon and then slowly flour with baking powder. Mix well – dough shouldn’t stick to your hands.
  3. Make small balls and put them on baking tray (don’t forget about baking paper!). Cookies should have space because they will grow a little bit when baking. Then press them a little bit on the top. If you are using almonds/nuts now its time to place them in the middle. If you are using stamp use it now.
  4. Bake in 180 degrees for about 10 minutes (it really depends on your oven – mainly keep an eye on cookies and when they will get lightly gold it means they are ready).
  5. Now the most important part – let them rest and cool down for about 30 minutes.

Ta dah! Your Arabic cookies are ready! Enjoy! šŸ™‚