Lebanese Semolina Cookies

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11Ingredients
55Minutes
340Calories

Ingredients
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  • 4 cups flour (superfine)
  • 2 cups semolina (fine)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange blossom water
  • 1 tablespoon rosewater
  • powdered sugar (to serve)
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Combine flour, semolina and granulated sugar in a food processor. Add butter; process to a fine crumb. Add milk, orange blossom water and rosewater and pulse to form a soft dough. Wrap in plastic wrap; let stand 2-3 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, for the date paste, combine dates, 1 1/2 cups water and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil on high heat, stirring. Cook 6-8 mins, until very dry. Cool 10 mins. Place in food processor with butter. Process to a paste. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Knead dough 3-4 mins until smooth and shiny. Divide evenly into 4. Roll each piece out between 2 sheets parchment paper to a 6 x 12 inch rectangle (about 1/8 inch thick). Refrigerate for 10 mins.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.
  5. Spread 1/4 of date paste along one long edge of one dough rectangle. Roll up tightly. Then roll out to a thin 16 inch length.
  6. Cut into 6. Roll each piece to 1/3 inch thick ropes. Join ends to make a ring shape, smoothing over joint. Place on prepared pan. Repeat with remaining dough and paste.
  7. Bake 10-15 mins, until just lightly golden on the bottom. Cool in pan 5 mins. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar to serve.
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NutritionView more

340Calories
Sodium0% DV10mg
Fat29% DV19g
Protein8% DV4g
Carbs14% DV41g
Fiber8% DV2g
Calories340Calories from Fat170
% DAILY VALUE
Total Fat19g29%
Saturated Fat11g55%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol50mg17%
Sodium10mg0%
Potassium125mg4%
Protein4g8%
Calories from Fat170
% DAILY VALUE
Total Carbohydrate41g14%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars14g28%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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