Ghorayebah - Egyptian Butter Cookies

Traditional Egyptian cookies which melt in your mouth as soon as you taste it; some times it even melts in your hands before biting to it! Its extremely delicious and easy to make and bake. Egyptians are doing these cookies for thousands of years now and still doing it.

Ghorayebah - Egyptian Butter Cookies

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  • ½ - ⅔

    cup powdered sugar

  • 1

    cup clarified butter

  • cups all purpose flour

  • A pinch of salt


Beat butter until it is almost white. Add the sugar and beat another 2 minutes or so. Add in the flour. Stir completely. The dough will form. Now you can handle it with your hands. Mash the dough with your hands until it is well blended. You can refrigerate it for 10 or 15 minutes to make it more firm. Divide into equal parts and make little balls. Press each ball down with your thumb. You can also roll the dough between your fingers to make a long about 4-inch piece. Join the ends. Place on cookie sheet. Decorate with crush pistachios or with one single pistachio in the middle. Bake on 350° about 15 minutes. The cookies should still be very pale. Don’t let them take on color. Let cool about 20-30 minutes.


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