Palm Sunday Cookies - Lebanese Tradition

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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

2 1/5 lb all purpose flour
1 lb fine semolina
1 c powdered milk
3 eggs
2 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil
2 c liquid milk
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp active dried yeast
1 stick butter
3 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp anise, ground
1/2 tsp black nigella seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves, ground
*you can cut the quantities in half for smaller batch of cookies

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Cosette Khoryati Recipe
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Lightly Salted
Beirut, Lebanon
CosetteKR
Member Since Feb 2013
Cosette's notes for this recipe:
Many Lebanese families make this cookie for Palm Sunday, it's a tradition loved by grown ups and kids.
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Directions

1
-In a large bowl, mix flour and semolina.
-Add powdered milk, yeast, baking powder, sesame and nigella seeds, spices (all dried ingredients) and mix well.
2
-In the food processor, or in another large bowl, mix eggs, liquid milk, oil and sugar until well blended and dissolved.
3
-Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, mix well until the flour absorbs all the liquid.
-Melt butter and add it to the dough, kneed it until you get a good dough consistency.
-Cover and leave to rest for 6 hours.
4
-Shape the dough into small balls or rings, brush with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
-Bake in a 395F preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until slightly golden.
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user kathy fitzgerald kfitz100 - Feb 23, 2013
Cach..not sure of the spelling. The recipe I've made calls for Macleb. I love these.
user Cosette Khoryati CosetteKR - Feb 23, 2013
Kaak :) yes Kathy, some people put mahlab with Palm Sunday kaak, I like it too.

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