This is a seasonal Sudanese cookie usually used for Eid celebrations. As I moved away, I took what reminded me of my home and family. You are surely free to bake them at any time of the year. This recipe was handed down to me by my mother.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 cookies
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Mix sugar and ghee together until creamy; stir in vanilla extract and baking powder. Add flour in small batches until dough is thickened and combined.

  • Roll dough into walnut-size balls and place 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Flatten slightly and press a clove into the center.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until ivory, 10 to 20 minutes. Cool on the sheets for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely, about 10 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

In the Middle East, ghee is called "samna." In English, it is known as "clarified butter."

Almonds or any other topping of your choosing can be substituted for the cloves.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 11.2g 4% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterol 17.5mg 6% DV; sodium 19.3mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2018
steps were extremely easy to follow love this Ramadan sweet so much! Read More
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