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!
Servings 24 cookies
- 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