(Moroccan) Semolina and Almond Cookies
So this recipe is inspired by cookies we’ve eaten… so not really authentic, but still really good!
1¾ cups (300g) semolina flour
2 cups (200g) ground almond
1 ½ tsp (7 mL) baking powder
¼ tsp (1 mL) coarse salt
¾ cup (150g) sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
¼ cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp (5 mL) orange blossom water
Icing sugar, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together semolina, ground almond, baking powder and salt.
Put sugar and lemon zest in a stand mixer with the beater attachment
Beat until sugar is moist and lemony fragrant.
With mixer running, pour in oil and beat for 3 minutes.
Add eggs and beat on medium speed for another 3 minutes.
Beat in orange blossom water.
Slow mixer to low, slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing just until dry ingredients are absorbed.
Sift some confectioners’ sugar into a small bowl.
Scoop out dough a tablespoon at a time and roll into a ball.
Roll in the icing sugar and place on the baking sheet.
Use your thumb to push down the centre of each ball, just enough to make an indentationk.
Bake 14 to 16 minutes.
They will be golden brown on the bottom, cracked on top and just firm.
Allow cookies to cool on racks.
Makes about 30
These Insanely Good Moroccan semolina almond cookies are a tasty everyday food that’s tastemade for baking in your kitchen. Moroccan sweets and almond cookies are tasty recipe.