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Moroccan Walnut Cookies - Ghriba

This walnut version of the popular Moroccan cookies has a chewy texture and a delicious nutty flavor. Ideal with a cup of tea or coffee!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword ghriba, moroccan cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 89kcal
Author Igor | Cooking The Globe


  • 2 ¼ cups (225g) walnuts
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tbsp butter , softened
  • ¼ cup (50g) sugar
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • powdered sugar , for dredging and dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pulse the walnuts in a food processor until ground into small pieces.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg and butter using a hand mixer until smooth. Blend in the sugar and cinnamon.
  • In a small bowl, combine together the all-purpose flour and baking powder. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet. Add the ground walnuts and mix until you get a smooth dough. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch (2.5cm) balls and then roll each one in powdered sugar. Arrange on the baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch (2.5 cm) between them.
  • Bake for 4 minutes, then rotate the sheet. Bake for 3-5 minutes more until golden and firm at the edges and cracked on the surface. The center of the cookies should still be soft.
  • Let cool and dust with some extra powdered sugar before serving, if needed.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7.6g | Cholesterol: 8.4mg | Sodium: 3.6mg | Sugar: 2.4g