6 Reviews

Lemoncurd, these cookies are beautiful. I made my own ghee for these, and was amazed at how simple it all was! Smooth and buttery with an exotic hint of cardamom, these will make a perfect addition to my Christmas cookie bags. Thanks for the recipe!

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oloschiavo December 18, 2006

The cookies were WONDERFUL!!!This is my childrens favorite Arabic cookie. It was so simple to make. THANX;)

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Ranoush December 11, 2005

Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous! Used walnuts and even though I used the cardamom, I also added about 1/4 teaspoon orange blossom water. Thanks for sharing, Lemon! cg ;)

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COOKGIRl December 01, 2005

These are my all time favorite, and I usually make mine with almond extract. The cardamom is a nice touch! I just love the rich, buttery texture that the ghee gives the cookie. Thanks!

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BigFatMomma October 14, 2005

DH said these are good. I made them for my FIL's dewaniya (male gathering) to have with Arabic coffee and strong tea. I actually used butter (without clarifying it), freshly ground cardamom for half the batch & the other half with cardamom and Lebanese rose water to loosen up the dough after putting a bit too much flour (I blame the recipe). I put blanched almond slivers on top of the cardamom half and the rest I dusted with icing sugar as they were still too dry to stick a nut into them. The additional flour didn't make them hard though, alhamdulillah (praise be to God). I baked them at 350F watching them carefully. I may make these again making sure to use the correct amount of flour.

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UmmBinat April 23, 2012
Arabic Cardamom Shortbread (Gorayba)