Ghoraybeh (lebanese Shortbread Cookies)

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by BigFatMomma

These are my all-time favorite cookies (and that's saying something) Light flavored, but buttery-rich, these cookies literally melt in your mouth. And, they're easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix butter, sugar, flour and baking powder and arak together.
  2. Work into a dough.
  3. Take a generous tablespoon of the dough and make it into a ball.
  4. Press down into a circle.
  5. Place on cookie sheet, and press your finger into the center of the dough to form a ring shape.
  6. Continue with the rest of the dough.
  7. (Traditionally, the dough is formed into short snakes, and formed into circles, and a shelled pistachio is placed at the join).
  8. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes (do not brown the cookies--they're supposed to be white).
  9. Stores at room temperature for up to a week.

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