Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

Authentic Egyptian cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the samn balady until almost boiling.
  2. In seperate bowl, add the baking powder and the spices to the flour.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the hot samn balady and stir thoroughly.
  4. When the mixture cools (warm to touch), add the instant yeast to the milk with a teaspoon of sugar, then stir gently into the dough.
  5. Knead it for a short while, cover and let it rest for an hour.
  6. Shape dough into balls, then flatten them.
  7. Inserts nuts, honey, sugar, agwa (date spread), or other filling when you are making it into balls.
  8. Put them on a cookie tray and let them rest.
  9. Bake in preheated oven (345 F) until golden.
  10. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar just before eating.


Most Helpful

the directions tell you to add the nuts etc. they already told you to flatten it-the cart is before the horse

ekc1951 December 03, 2015

I followed this recipe exactly and it just doesn't work. I called my Mom to ask her opinion and she told me it doesn't make sense to use both baking powder and yeast. She said you either use one or another. I was brought up with Kahk but I know my mother has no exact measurements for it....she just makes everything by sight. I was hoping this would work, but it was quite bad.

hanan March 12, 2008

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