Lebanese cookies

Yield: 3 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Cooking oil
½ cup Butter, softened
⅓ cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Orange juice
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
2 cups All-purpose flour
¾ cup Sugar
⅓ cup Honey
⅓ cup Finely chopped walnuts

In mixer bowl, beat cooking oil into butter until blended, beat in sugar.

Add orange juice, baking powder and baking soda, mix well. Add flour, a little at a time, to make a soft dough. Shape dough into 2-inch ovals and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Cool pastries on rack. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the ¾ cup sugar, honey and ½ cup water, bring to a boil, boil gently, uncovered for 5 minutes. Dip cooled pastries into the warm syrup.

Sprinkle immediately with nuts. Dry on wire rack.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #187 by Julie Bertholf <jewel1@...> on Jul 19, 1997

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