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Ghorayebah (Butter Biscuits for Eid)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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45 m servings 110
Original recipe yields 30 servings (30 cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. Roll dough into walnut-size balls and place 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Flatten slightly and press a clove into the center.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 110 calories; 6.9 11.2 0.9 17 19 Full nutrition

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steps were extremely easy to follow love this Ramadan sweet so much !