|1 cup||Unsalted butter|
|2 cups||Unsifted flour|
|Chopped pistachio nuts|
Source: "Jewish Cookery from Boston to Baghdad" by Malvina W. Liebaman 1975 p.249
Quote from Author: "These cookies are sometimes served during the Purim holiday to represent the bracelets of Queen Esther. The nuts are the gems.
Cookies made of this dough are common in the Middle East. A similar dough is used for cookies in Viennese baking." OVEN: 350
Cream the butter til it looks almost white. Add the sugar gradually and beat til the mixture is very smooth and very creamy.
Add the flour gradually until a dough is formed, then knead by hand as flour is added. The dough remains very soft. If it is too soft to handle, add just a bit more flour.
Roll in pieces about 5 inches long and ½ inch thick. Press ends together to make bracelets.
Place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with the chopped pistachio nuts.
Bake for about 25 minutes. Watch carefully. They should NOT brown at all.
Even slight browning spoils the characteristic taste. Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest V97 #087 by Linda Shapiro <lss@...> on Mar 16, 1997
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