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Pistachio and Sesame Vanilla Cookies (Barazek)

Coming right from Syria and Jordan and probably having older roots, the Barazek cookies are popular with social gatherings. Flavor the dough with vanilla and add some red wine vinegar to really give a boost to it. It helps in gluten development. Coat the cookies with delicious and crunchy pistachios and sesame seeds. So, if you feel like drinking coffee, why not give a try to these guys?
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Coming right from Syria and Jordan and probably having older roots, the Barazek cookies are popular with social gatherings. Flavor the dough with vanilla and add some red wine vinegar to really give a boost to it. It helps in gluten development. Coat the cookies with delicious and crunchy pistachios and sesame seeds. So, if you feel like drinking coffee, why not give a try to these guys?

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Ingredients

For the dough:
2 ounces of butter
cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the topping:
2 ounces of pistachios
2 tablespoons of sesame seeds

Ingredients

  • For the dough:

  • For the topping:

Steps

1
Done

For the dough: Add the butter to a bowl. Mix it using a hand mixer.

2
Done

Add the powdered sugar, egg, baking powder, 1 tablespoon of flour, red wine vinegar, and vanilla extract. Continue to mix until smooth.

3
Done

Add 2 more tablespoons of flour and mix until even using a spatula. Add the remaining flour and mix using your hands until you have a dough. Form it into a lump and let it rest for 30 minutes.

4
Done

For the topping: Add the pistachios to a mixer bowl and crumble them. Transfer them to a bowl. Also, transfer the sesame seeds into a bowl.

5
Done

Start forming little discs from the dough. We've got 9 of them. Coat them with sesame on one side and with crumbled pistachios on the other.

6
Done

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the coated dough discs on it and bake for 20 minutes at 350⁰F/175⁰C.

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Nutritional Chart

437 kcal
Calories
8 g
Protein
29 g
Fat
39 g
Carbohydrates

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Andrei Gusty

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it.

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