Monday 26 December 2011

Algerian Cookies Recipe

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Today I am sharing with you a family recipe for some Shaped Vanilla Cookies. This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, it is my favourite! These are very popular cookies in Algeria and each family will differ a little in how they are made.

  • 7 eggs
  • 250g Sugar
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • Vanilla flavouring
  • lemon flavouring
  • 1kg Self Raising Flour

Step 1: Make sure you have all the ingredients. (Pic 1)Remove 2 egg yolks from 2 of the eggs and place in a cup as these are needed later.(Pic 12)
Step 2: Mix eggs and sugar in a basin. (Pic 2,3,4)

Step 3: Add vanilla and lemon flavouring (about a teaspoon)
Step 4: Add one cup of oil and mix. (Pic 5)
Step 5: Add the flour gradually (Pic 6) with a spoon until it becomes thick, then use your hands. My children helped join in with this (Pic 7). Until it forms into a ball (Pic 8)

Step 6: Roll out the dough on a floured surface (Pic 9)
Step 7: Cut out the dough using cookie cutters. (Pic 10)
Step 8: Place on a greased tray (Pic 11)
Step 9: Then brush over the cookies with the egg yolk. (Pic 12,13,14) 

Step 10: Place the trays into the oven I use electric oven at 140 for 15-20 minutes.
Step 11: Take out once browned slightly and place on a cooling rack. (Pic 15)
Step 12: Ready to serve (Pic 16)

This recipe should produce quite a few trays, so once you have removed one lot you can put the other trays in the oven. Sometimes these can be decorated, but I prefer them as they are. Occassionally my children add red food colouring and cut out heart shapes - this makes them pink inside when you bite into them!

 The photo below shows my table with these lovely cookies on display. These don't last very long in my house because they really are so delicious and melt in your mouth so that the children finish them off so quickly.
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  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog & for your sweet comment on my reindeer names project :)

  2. wow lovely!! =D have a great new year in advance =)

  3. These cookies look delicious! I love that your kids were able to help you make them!

  4. Hmmm...I wonder if I can make these work gluten free. I see some experimentation in my future!

  5. Mashallah they look lovely I will have to try it inshallah but my eldest is allergic to eggs so I will have to try it when she is not around . if u have any eggless recipe please put them on x


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