Ghriba- Moroccan Walnut Cookies
Makes
2
servings

This round Moroccan cookie serves well with hot tea or coffee- share with family and friends

  • Makes about 2 dozen, less if you make them too big
Meal Type
Desserts
Diet Type
Vegetarian
Ingredients
1 large egg
1/2 T butter, softened
1/4 c sugar
pinch cinnamon
3 T flour
1 t baking powder
2 1/4 c walnut pieces, coarsely ground
powdered sugar for dredging/dusting
1

In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg and the butter, and then blend in the sugar and cinnamon.

2

In a small mixing bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder and work into the batter along with the walnuts

3

Mix to form a consistent, smooth dough.

4

Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

5

Preheat oven to 350.

6

Place the powdered sugar in a bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

7

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. It is easy to make them larger, but they are better if kept fairly small at 1 inch. Roll the balls in the powdered sugar and place on the baking sheet, spaced about 1 inch apart.

8

Bake them for about 4-5 minutes, rotate the sheet, and bake until the cookies are golden and firm at the edges and cracked on the surface but soft in the center, another 4-5 minutes.

9

Remove from the oven and let cool on the sheet, then transfer to a rack. If desired, dust with more powdered sugar before serving