mega1021 (mega1021) wrote in bakebakebake,


Hello all... I found a little baking project for myself over the weekend :)

Kleicha is one of the most popular cookies in the Middle East... they are so good and SO EASY to make! Enjoy!

Kleicha dough

4 cups of flour
2 sticks of butter (at room temp)
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1.5 teaspoon of cardamon

Mix all of the ingredients. Roll the dough out on to a lightly floured surface to approx. 1" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and add the filling, crimping the sides to ensure that none of the filling leaks out.

The traditional Kleicha filling uses dates or walnuts. I went for the walnut filling, though I also used Nutella-- my sister and I liked to mix it up! You could also just roll the dough into a crescent shape, sans filling-- these are my favorite and they are really good with Chai tea.

Tags: cutout cookies, middle eastern, other spices, spice cookies
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