Halawa Cookies

halawa-cookies

arabic-halawa

A few days ago I was craving something sweet, so I decided to make some cookies since they are so quick. When I opened the cabinet to get out the peanut butter I noticed the jar of halawa and decided to use that instead. This particular halawa is spread pretty much like peanut butter, but made with sesame seeds. It’s really good and Arabs use it just like us Americans use out peanut butter. As much as I like it, I could never eat it on bread like they do though. The cookies turned out really good and I just loved the taste.

1 cup halawa spread
1/4 cup nutella
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a mixing bowl add egg, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, flour, nutella and halawa. With a fork mix until well combined.

2. Take a tablespoon of mixture at atime and form into balls then flatten. Add 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet with a nonstick baking mat. Allow to cook for 8 minutes.

Yeields: 1-1/2 dozen

5 Responses to Halawa Cookies

  • Aziza says:

    Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

    JazakAllah Khair for sharing, these sound delicious! (:

  • Maya says:

    MashAllah the cookies look super fudgy and yummy! You beat me the punch for years I wanted to experiment and make halwa cookies and cupcakes. I guess I should now after your mouth watering pics. :)

    • Noor says:

      They are really good you should go for it. I think you could try it in any recipe in place of peanut butter.

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