Friday, June 26, 2015

Barazek (Sesame Cookies)

1-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 cups semolina
1 teaspoon baking powder
dash of salt
2 cups sesame seeds
⅓ cup honey
2 to 3 tablespoons cream
2 eggs
1-1/4 cup ghee (pure butter)
¾ cup granulated sugar
warm milk
½ cup chopped pistachios

Preheat oven to 375F. Sift together the flour semolina, baking powder and salt; set aside. Combine sesame seeds and honey, cream, eggs, ghee and sugar together. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Add enough milk to form a soft dough. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Roll each ball in pistachios. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Drizzle with honey. Bake 15 minutes or until light brown. Remove to wire rack.