Palm Sunday Cookies - Lebanese Tradition

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Cosette Khoryati

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@CosetteKR

Many Lebanese families make this cookie for Palm Sunday, it's a tradition loved by grown ups and kids.

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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

How to Make Palm Sunday Cookies - Lebanese Tradition

Step-by-Step

  • 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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