Kahk Eid Cookies
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Author: The Chef
Recipe type: Dessert
- 3 cups all purpose flour (375 g)
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1 cup ghee, room temperature (220 g)
- ⅓ cup warm water (80 mL)
PISTACHIO HONEY FILLING
- 1 tablespoon ghee, or butter
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sesame seed
- ¼ cup honey (85 g)
- ½ cup pistachio, coarsely ground (50 g)
- powdered sugar, for dusting
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sesame seeds, sugar, cinnamon, yeast, and salt. Stir with a fork, then add the ghee and warm water and beat with an electric hand mixer until a soft, pliable dough forms.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, make the pistachio honey filling: In a small pot over medium heat, melt the ghee, then add the flour and stir until golden brown.
- Reduce the heat to low, add the sesame seeds and honey, and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the heat, add the pistachios, and mix well to incorporate.
- Let the filling cool for 10 minutes, then form into 24 small balls.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Once the dough has rested, roll into 24 balls.
- Press a ball of the pistachio filling into the center of a dough ball, then wrap in the dough and roll again into a ball that completely encases the filling. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling. Arrange the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.
- Press the cookies lightly into a Mamoul tool, or make a crosshatch pattern using a fork.
- Bake the cookies for 18–20 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.
- When ready to serve, dust the cookies with powdered sugar.