Thursday, March 20, 2014

Savory Cookie with Sesame Seed

Here I come with another cookie recipe that goes well with a glass of Turkish tea. But this time it will have a savory taste. It looks like crunchy but when you have a bite it will melt in your mouth.

In Turkey you can find them in pastry shops aspecially in holy nights of Islam. They are called "Kandil Simidi" and their shapes are bigger than I make.

What we need to make those cookies are;
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tea glass of oil (I use sunflower oil)
- 1 tea glass of plain yogurt (yeah... we consume yogurt a lot)
- 1 egg (yolk is used for the dough, white is use for outside of the cookies)
- 2 ts of sugar
- 1 ts of mahlab
- 1/2 ts of salt
- 1 pack of baking powder
- All purpose flour (3-4 tea glass of flour)
- Sesame seeds or nigel seeds if you prefer

Combine all ingredients except egg whites and sesame seeds in a bowl. Mix them well and knead it around 5 minutes.The dough should be soft and oily thus it will not stick to you hands. You can give shape either on your palms or on the counter. Take small balls like a pecan size and roll it with your hand. It should be around 2 inches long and than combie the two ends together. You will have a small circle. First dip this circle to egg white and than sesame seeds. You will see sesame seeds will stick to the dough easily. Place all of them to a baking tray and bake them around 400F for about 20 minutes. Timing may change per oven. You will have approximately 40 cookies with this recipe.
As always I would recommend you to prepare your tea while they are being baked :-)

Their crunchiness will last couple days outside if you keep them covered or in a tin container.

Afiyet olsun!

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