Baraazak is a beautiful light, delicate and deliciously sweet cookie found in Lebanon and Syria. These golden beauties are a a great holiday treat with tea or coffee. Also they make a fabulous gift for family and friends.

3/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pistachios
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups semolina
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. In three small bowls individually place sesame seeds, honey, and pistachios.

2. Meanwhile in a processor add eggs, butter, and sugar pulsing until a paste forms. Add mix into large mixing bowl; then add flour, semolina, baking powder, and salt. Knead into dough, adding a little water if necessary.

3. Form into golf balls sized shapes. Dip balls, one at a time, into the pistachios and flatten with fingers on a greased baking sheet. Continue until all the balls are used. You may make a small hole in the middle of each cookie or leave whole. Brush cookies with honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

4. Bake in a 350 F pre-heated oven for 15 minutes or until cookies turn golden brown. Remove and allow to cool.

Yields: 30 cookies

4 Responses to Baraazak

  • Arlette says:

    Marhaba Noor

    I like your blog, and your food, I like you to join us at Walima, its a new Middle Eastern Cooking Club .
    we love to have you with us.

  • Taste of Beirut says:

    I LOVE BARAZEK! The best ones come from Damascus and I love to get a tin of them. Thanks for the recipe!

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