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    Un Kurabiyesi - Melt in the Mouth Turkish Shortbread Cookies!

    Un Kurabiyesi - Melt in the Mouth Turkish Shortbread Cookies!. Photo by Um Safia

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    Um Safia's Note:

    In North Africa & the Middle East are many variations of the humble shortbread, they all go by different names but are all very similar in taste & appearance. This Turkish recipe is very similar to my favourite Algerian shortbread called Ghraybia. I also like to make these using 2 cups of Self Rising flour (omitting the baking powder) & to use a mix of 3 tbsp ghee plus margarine to make 2 cups (when doing this I omit the vanilla as I like to taste the sweetness of the ghee).

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 160c.
    2. 2
      In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream 1/2 a cup of the icing sugar, the butter & the vanilla.
    3. 3
      Sift the flour and the baking powder, slowly add to the creamed butter. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
    4. 4
      One thoroughly combined, roll a teaspoonful of the dough at a time into balls. Place the balls on a baking tray lined with parchment or baking paper.
    5. 5
      Bake for 15-20 minutes, they should be cooked through - firm - but remain pale in colour.
    6. 6
      Dust the shortbread straight from the oven with some of the remaining icing sugar (sieved).
    7. 7
      Allow to cool, then just before serving dust again with the rest of the icing sugar.

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    • on October 15, 2009


      Very nice little cookies. Perfect for company! Thanks Umm Safia

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    Nutritional Facts for Un Kurabiyesi - Melt in the Mouth Turkish Shortbread Cookies!

    Serving Size: 1 (603 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 120.7
    Calories from Fat 67
    Total Fat 7.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    Cholesterol 19.5 mg
    Sodium 8.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 1.1 g

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