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    Lebanese Sambusik, Date Crescents

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    45 mins

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    25 mins

    Bergy's Note:

    These cookies keep well stored in cookie tins. I have not frozen them but I think they could be frozen. Instead of the date filling you could use a walnut filling:1 1/2 cups walnuts chopped, 1/4 cup caster sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon mixed together.

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    1. 1
      Rub the butter into the flour until it is evenly distributed.
    2. 2
      Heat milk& sugar, stir until dissolved and cool to lukewarm.
    3. 3
      Pour the milk and 1/4 cup olive oil into the flour to form a soft dough.
    4. 4
      Knead until smooth.
    5. 5
      Chop the dates and put in a pan with 1/4 cup butter, cook over medium heat, stirring until the mixture is combined and forms a paste Remove from heat and add the rose water, stir to blend.
    6. 6
      Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board to about 1/4" thickness.
    7. 7
      Cut into 2" circles, place a teasp of the date filling in the centre and fold over to form a crescent, crimp the edges with a fork to seal Place Samusik on ungreased baking sheets and bake in a 350F oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown Place on a rack to cool.
    8. 8
      When completely cool place in cookie tins.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lebanese Sambusik, Date Crescents

    Serving Size: 1 (838 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 110.4
    Calories from Fat 45
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 8.5 mg
    Sodium 23.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 6.4 g
    Protein 1.3 g

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    rose water

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