Lebanese Sambusik, Date Crescents

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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 30 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rub the butter into the flour until it is evenly distributed.
  • Heat milk& sugar, stir until dissolved and cool to lukewarm.
  • Pour the milk and 1/4 cup olive oil into the flour to form a soft dough.
  • Knead until smooth.
  • 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.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board to about 1/4" thickness.
  • 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.
  • When completely cool place in cookie tins.
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