Arabic Cardamom Shortbread (Gorayba)

Total Time
40mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
10 mins

These cookies are made all over the Middle East. Each country and each household has their favourite recipe. The traditional shape is a horse shoe with the 2 ends pinched together and a nut is placed where they meet. I only do that if I am receiving guests or for a special occasion.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt ghee in a saucepan on the stove.
  2. Add icing sugar to ghee and mix till sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add cardamom and gradually add in the flour and baking soda.
  5. Mix well. dough should not stick to your hand.
  6. Add more flour if necessary.
  7. Roll 1 tsp of dough at a time into balls.
  8. Place onto an oven tray, flatten slightly.
  9. Place a nut of your choice in the middle of each cookie.
  10. Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes, or until tops are cream.