For this month’s Food of the World event, we are going to Egypt. I have a ton of vegetarian Egyptian recipes bookmarked that I wanted to try for today, but then I ended up making these easy-to-make 3-ingredient cookies.
I met some of my blog buddies last month and I was wondering what to take for them. Then I googled for Egyptian cookies and these Ghorayabeh or Ghreybeh came up. Like I said the recipe only has 3 ingredients and is very easy to put together with ingredients straight from the pantry. Some of the recipes had cardamom, but I kept it plain. If you want add a little ground cardamom or vanilla to flavor the cookies.
These Egyptian cookies are almost like our Indian nankhatai with a crumbly, melt-in-your mouth texture. They are very rich and buttery. Traditionally they are made in a ring shape with a whole pistachio placed on the seam, but I took the easy way out and made them into regular round cookies.