Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sesame Pistachio Cookies(Barazek),my favorite cookie



Declaring that I have one favorite cookie seems like a daring and potentially deceitful assertion; after all, there are so many tempting varieties to devour.Being a chocoholic, I do like the hallmark cookies,chocolate chip and Oreo. But I've to admit Turkish Sesame Cookies with nutty sesame seeds , pistachios and honey are my personal favorite.I make them regularly and end up eating more than my boys(They favor chocolate).Who ever I shared these with always loved it and asked for the recipe.Hence these cookies were apt for Noor's of YaSalaam Cooking , My favorite cookie recipe celebration.

If you love the flavor of honey and nuts ,try these and see if it becomes one of your favorites as well.

Ingredients
3/4 cup All purpose Flour, unbleached
3/4 cup Whole Wheat flour
3 tablespoon Toasted Sesame seeds
3 tablespoon Pistachios ,chopped
2 tablespoon Pure Honey
1 Organic Egg
1/4 cup brown Sugar or natural sweetener Agave nectar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
2 tablespoons Organic milk
2 tablespoon softened Butter or Clarified Butter(ghee)
2 tablespoon Olive oil

Yields: About 12 medium cookies
Method
Preheat oven to 375°F.

In bowl mix toasted sesame seeds with honey.
In another bowl whisk eggs, butter,milk and sugar together, until light and fluffy.

Sift the flours,baking powder ,soda and salt. Stir this in to the egg mixture and mix thoroughly until the dough comes together,add more milk if needed. Knead for a minute and wrap and allow to rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Spread some all-purpose flour on work surface and roll the dough using a rolling pin. Using a round cookie-cutter , cut and lay on a cookie sheet. Now spread honey sesame mixture on top of each of the cookies.Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly brown.Cool on rack and store in air tight container.

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34 comments:

Happy cook said...

With all those ingridients combined , it has to be super delicious. Cookie looks yumm

Ayesha said...

O ! the cookies looks super good as a holiday gift

Divya Vikram said...

Looks nutty and crunchy!

raaji said...

so awesome pic.......will try when i buy pistas....

Gita's Kitchen said...

Love the combination of nuts with honey, they look delicious :)

Simmy said...

Pretty presentation,scrumptious looking cookies!

Sally said...

Delectable cookie recipes,love'em all.

meeso said...

I love pistachio, these cookies look very yummy!

Cham said...

Just eyecatching cookies, great gift!

Nick said...

Can you send over those box of cookies,please?:)

Vibaas said...

Those cookies look perfect!

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely Yasmeen and really ur cookies are enticing.I love these cookies that are easy on the waist and not loaded with calories.Simple awesome.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Super duper recipes I did make Pistachio fennel cookies... with sesame they look awesome...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look fabulous! It's impossible not to like cookies that are made with sesame and pistachios!

Cheers,

Rosa

jen said...

I've made these cookies before,yours looks very delicious

veena said...

Hi da ..
The cookies looks fabulous ..I am going to try this ...wish me good luck :)
love
veena

Viki Xavier. said...

cookies look yummy. Love the ingredients. Nice recipe.

Bharti said...

My goodness..those look tempting. The pictures are beautiful.

Pam said...

These cookies look amazing. I love the idea of combining the pistachios and seasame seeds together.

Jaishree said...

cookies look very yummy!awesome pic....

Anjum said...

asak yasmeen...u have a treasure!!!...u have lovely collection of baking items...i love them all

DEESHA said...

sesame N pistachio, lovely combo .. cookies look delicious

Zee said...

Wish I could munch some of those:D..your presentation is really very beautiful:)

Sharmi said...

Yasmeen, you have a beautiful blog with lovely collection of recipes.
your cookies are worth trying. will soon hop back.

syeda said...

very very beautiful presentation yasmeen!

anudivya said...

This looks so pretty esp, the second pic, cookies peeking out from the piece of cloth!

Yasmeen said...

Thanks you'll for the lovely comments:)

Radhika said...

Simple ingredients used, cookies look very scrumptious

Sam said...

Delectable Cookies!

Nazarina A said...

Okay Yasmeen,
Now it is my favorite as well!!!!!Mmmmmmmm!!

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Purva Desai said...

Cookie looks irresistible....click is also mind blowing...
Thanks for sharing

Tina said...

I love the way you wrapped the cookies.

sam said...

hi Yasmeen,

tried the cokies yesterday. they were super duper yummmm. couldn't stop at one :)

you have a lovely blog and all the recipes and pictures are quite tempting.

thanks for the recipe

sam

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