Barazek are middle eastern pistachios sesame cookies. They are popular in some Arabic countries like Jordan, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon.They are usually served with hot tea or coffee.
2/3 cup Sesame Seeds
1 tbsp Honey or syrup (qater)
1/2 tbsp Water
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Pistachios (chopped)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
On a baking sheet, spread out the sesame seeds and toast them until they are golden brown
Mix honey with the 1/2 tablespoon of water and moisten the sesame seeds with the mixture
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and sugar.
Add the butter and the 1/3 cup of water and work out to form smooth dough
Put the dough in the fridge for 10 minutes
Form small sized balls from the dough
Touch one side of each ball into the pistachios, and then press it between the palm of your hands into a cookie shape
Dip the other side into sesame seeds mixture and try to richly coat it
Place the cookies on a baking sheet with the sesame side up.
Bake in the preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown