Plain Kahk El Eid

Plain Kahk El Eid

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"An extremely delicious tradition, Kahk El Eid are cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar, served mainly in Eid el Fitr, aka the Bayram or sugar feast after breaking the Ramadan fast. This recipe is a light version, made with vegetable fat, extremely soft and melt in your mouth. Whether you want to celebrate the feast, or simple looking for a new dessert it's definitely worth a try!"
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40 servings yields 40 cookies
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Original recipe yields 40 servings



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  1. Mix all dry ingredients together with a whisk
  2. Add the shortening to the dry ingredients and mix in with kneading hooks in your electric beater till mixture color becomes pale/white (or u can use wooden spoon or hands if preferred but u will mix for a longer time)
  3. Slowly add in the vanilla and the milk (or water) and mix in using the kneading hooks as well, until are ingredients have been well blended together
  4. Divide the dough into 2 balls, and set aside, covered for 20 mins
  5. Grease 2 baking sheets (or use wax paper or PAM)
  6. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the dough and shape it into balls with your hands. Make sure you make smooth balls, without any cracks.
  7. Put the formed cookie balls on your baking sheets, and slightly pat them with the palm of your hand
  8. Let the formed cookie balls sit on your baking sheet for another 20 minutes on counter
  9. Preheat oven to 190C (375F)
  10. Bake cookies for 25 mins. Until the bottom of cookie is golden in color
  11. Take cookies out of oven after baking is done and let cool for at least 2 hours
  12. Coat each cookie with powdered sugar & serve
  13. Check the notes section for stuffing with nuts