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Recipes through the Ages The Scent of Blue Lotus Ghorayeba or Egyptian Butter Cookies


Egypt 1900

Ingredients

1 cup purified butter at room temperature 1 cup powdered sugar 2 cup sifted white flour 3 tbsp powdered milk Pinch of salt

Mix the flour, powdered milk and pinch of salt together in a bowl. Beat the butter in your kitchen machine until white and fluffy. It takes about 10 mins. Add the powdered sugar and keep beating for 5 more minutes or until white and fluffy. Add the flour slowly. Mix until the dough is formed. Wrap the dough in wax paper and put in fridge for 10 minutes.

Shape the small balls in tray with wax paper on it. Press each ball in the middle lightly. You can put a pistachio or almond in the middle.

Bake from 13 to 15 mins max at 295 degrees F. This is very important not to bake it for too long to keep the texture soft. Just few minutes like this should be enough!

You can store it in a plastic box and cover it well.


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