Barazek (برازق)

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


  1. Salam Suzan
    I tried the Baraze2 today and it was so delicious. The sesame was a little less than the amount of dough but I managed it. Thanks for your sweet and yummy post. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see what's next :-)
    Love~ Nilly

  2. Sa7tein! I'm so glad to hear that you made them and they were delicious. You're the second one to tell me that today :)

    P.S. The amount of sesame worked just fine with me. It seems like you were so generous covering yours :) I updated the amounts of sesame and pistachios so it doesn't happen with someone else. Thanks for letting me know.



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