|200 gms All purpose flour|
|50 gms Almond flour|
|1/4 cup Butter|
|1/4 Cup Oil|
|1/3 cup Sugar|
|3/4 tsp Baking powder|
|1 tbsp Toasted sesame|
|A pinch Salt|
|2 tbsp Milk|
After a last minute confusion, I decided to bake Ghoriba Bahla for my moroccan theme. I think there are few few times when I pair up the themes and cook one dish.
These moroccan cookies have a distinct texture due to the addition of roasted sesame and almonds. Here I have used almond flour instead of using almonds bits.The original recipe does not ask for more liquid but my dough felt a little coarse and hence I have used a little of milk to hold the dough. These cookies are very easy to mix. If you are making small quantities, you do not need a stand mixer as suggested in the recipe.
Since I had to cook a moroccan recipe for the moroccan and also had to bake for bakeathon, I chose to bake these cookies and I am loving these.The almond flour in the cookie definitely has a distinct taste and flavour. I think I will bake more of cookies with almond flour now. I have already baked and blogged about Ghorayebah the cookies from egypt. I feel all these cookies have some small variations from the nankhatai and butter cookies that we bake. I think these cookies can be made gluten free too if we substitute the all purpose flour with almond flour.
Do try baking these cookies. They are very simple to bake and delicious to eat. Makes a perfect tea time snack too
Preheat the oven to 200C
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Add all purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt to a plate and mix well
Add sugar, butter and oil to a bowl. Add vanilla to it. Beat well till creamy
Now slowly add the four mixture to the butter mixture. Mix well and knead into a soft dough. If need be add the milk in small quantities(Only if the dough is not holding together)
Make small equal sized balls. flatten it a little and arrange it on the baking tray each one well apart from the other
Bake for 25 minutes. Transfer it to a cooling rack and serve with some hot tea
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017
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