Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pistachio shortbread cookies .. Kuwaiti Ghoriba

You can found this particular recipe all over the world with different names shortbread, sable, khataye , kourabiethes,sum more, Polvorones, ghoriba, ghraybe or qurabiya ( depend on your accent )
In Kuwaiti way we liked to dry roast the flour in a pan or skillet and let it cool before adding it to the ingredients .. this way it bring out nuttier flavor of cookies other recipes called for chickpea flour for the same reason

Recipe adapted from

·       1 – 1 ¼  cups roasted flour ( all purpose . or whole wheat pastry flour )
·       1 cup ground pistachio ( I found freshly grind works better)
·       ½  cup butter or clarified butter (ghee)
·       ½ cup powdered sugar
·       1 tablespoon of ground cardamom
 - mix the dry ingredients together, then add the ghee and knead with hand or kneader until it mixes well and forms a soft dough.
- Form into small balls, let it cool in baking tray in the fridge for 30 min
- Bake in a hot oven at 160 ° C for 10-12 minutes, then leave the cookies until completely cooled, store in airtight container

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