Traditional crumbly cookies from back home called Kahk. They have a delicate texture that dissolves in the mouth! These are Sudanese and Egyptian shortbread cookies popularly made during the festival of Eid.

Yields30 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr

 3 cups all purpose flour
 1 tbsp granulated sugar
 1 tsp instant yeast
 1 cup milk
 1 cup ghee
 1 tsp cardamom
 2 tsp baking powder
 2 cups icing sugar, as much needed to cover cookies

1

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, cardamom and ghee in a large bowl.

2

In a cup combine the yeast and milk and stir. Once stirred, add this mixture to the large bowl and mix with your hands until a soft dough forms. Cover the bowl with cling film and set aside for an hour.

3

Preheat the oven to 160C and line a tray with baking paper. Roll out the dough into small balls and arrange the cookies on the prepared baking tray.

4

Make a crosshatch pattern using a fork and bake the cookies for 18–20 minutes or until they are golden brown.

5

Let the cookies cool on a wire rack and then dust the cookies with icing sugar.

Ingredients

 3 cups all purpose flour
 1 tbsp granulated sugar
 1 tsp instant yeast
 1 cup milk
 1 cup ghee
 1 tsp cardamom
 2 tsp baking powder
 2 cups icing sugar, as much needed to cover cookies

Directions

1

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, cardamom and ghee in a large bowl.

2

In a cup combine the yeast and milk and stir. Once stirred, add this mixture to the large bowl and mix with your hands until a soft dough forms. Cover the bowl with cling film and set aside for an hour.

3

Preheat the oven to 160C and line a tray with baking paper. Roll out the dough into small balls and arrange the cookies on the prepared baking tray.

4

Make a crosshatch pattern using a fork and bake the cookies for 18–20 minutes or until they are golden brown.

5

Let the cookies cool on a wire rack and then dust the cookies with icing sugar.

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