These cookies are very good and I got this out of my mother's personal recipes. This recipe is from a Lebanese woman who was a friend of my mother's.

Carol
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Ingredients

80
Original recipe yields 80 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set aside boiled water and cool until lukewarm. Mix butter, shortening, coconut, oats, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt with fingers until dough reaches the consistency of pie crust. Add lukewarm water and work into dough.

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  • Make dough into one inch balls. Flatten with a fork or fancy bottomed glass for imprint.

  • Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

104.7 calories; 1.2 g protein; 13 g carbohydrates; 6.1 mg cholesterol; 76.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2005
My husband was lebanese but he always wanted me to cook him these cookies so I divorced him. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2007
Im jordanian and I assure you there is no such recipe for cookies around here. They're alright to make anyway add a bit more coconut than it states though. Read More
(8)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2005
My husband was lebanese but he always wanted me to cook him these cookies so I divorced him. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2005
There is nothing Lebanese or Arabic about these cookies (I am Arab American) But these cookies were absolutely a delight nonetheless! (As one has stated the originator of the recipe may be Lebanese but that doesn't mean her cookie is!;-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2003
I am from the middle east and these cookies are NOT at all from the region...just because the origin of the lady was from lebanon doesn't mean the cookies are! but they are tasty anyhow give them a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
Yummy cookie; after reading previous reviews I used too much coconut and they turned out excellent. Nice nutty taste and the lack of eggs in the dough means I can snack on it while baking cookies. Safely. (Update: Makes really good bar cookies with melted chocolate chip icing; just spread out semi sweet chocolate chips on it when you take it out of the oven then smear 'em around.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2006
This looks great.... im an arab and these cookies are one of the best from the tradtitional recipes we have. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2003
I made these cookies for my company's cookies around the world day. And I didnt get a chance to take any home. They flew like hot cakes. This is an easy recipe with big flavor!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2003
It tasted a lot like an oatmeal cookie but a little better. I think they needed more coconut. I was in Israel and I never saw something like this. My husband is Arab and he never heard of it either. But it was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
it had an amazing taste! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2010
Very hardy cookie and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2007
Im jordanian and I assure you there is no such recipe for cookies around here. They're alright to make anyway add a bit more coconut than it states though. Read More
(8)