These delicate butter cookies, adorned with fragrant spices and a dusting of powdered sugar, are a beloved hallmark of Eid al-Fitr, a time of the Christmas season in Egypt. Create a batch and savor the candy traditions of Eid with household and buddies.
Kahk el Eid
For the Cookies
- 3 cups flour
- a splash of salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (non-compulsory)
- ½ teaspoon dry yeast
- 1 cup ghee, room temperature and never melted
- ⅓ cup heat water
- Powdered sugar
For the Filling
- 1 tablespoon ghee or butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds.
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup coarsely floor pistachios
- Within the bowl of an electrical mixer, combine flour, salt, sugar, yeast, cinnamon, and sesame seeds collectively.
- Add the ghee and blend till fully included.
- Add water and blend till the dough comes collectively.
- Cowl and let relaxation for an hour.
- Within the meantime, put together the filling. In a small saucepan over medium warmth, add the 1 tablespoon ghee and soften. Add flour and blend till flour turns golden.
- Take away from warmth and add sesame seeds and honey. Combine properly, returning to low warmth till the combination thickens.
- Take away once more from warmth and blend in pistachios. Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Type into small balls, about 20 whole.
- After the dough has rested for an hour, preheat oven to 350 levels.
- Divide the dough equally into 20 balls.
- Take a ball of dough into your fingers and flatten barely, making an imprint within the heart together with your thumb.
- Place a ball of pistachio filling within the heart of the dough circle, closing the dough across the filling to type a ball.
- Place cookie on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat till all of the cookies are shaped. Use the tines of a fork to make an imprint on the tops of the cookies.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or till the underside is golden brown.
- Take away to chill on a wire rack. Sift powdered sugar on prime when totally cooled.
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