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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Turkish Nut Cookie

  1. Nut(pecan/walnut/almond/pistachios/hazelnut)-1.5 cup(crushed or chopped)
  2. Flour-around 3 cups
  3. Butter/margarine-2 stick(4oz/stick)
  4. Egg-1
  5. Oil- 2 Tbs
  6. Yogurt- 2 Tbs
  7. Baking soda- 1/4 ts
  8. Sugar-2.5 cup
  9. Water-2.5 cup
  10. Lemon juice- 1/2 ts + (1/2 ts to dissolve baking soda)
  11. Oil- for spray
  1. Take water and sugar in a pan and boil it. When syrup start to boil add lemon juice and boil it for another 4/5 minutes. Then set it aside to cool down.
  2. Now take melted butter in a mixing bowl and cool it down to room temperature. Add egg, oil, yogurt, crushed nut and baking soda(baking soda should be dissolve in 1/2 ts lemon juice), and mix them well. Then add small amount flour at a time to the mixture and mix. If dough have the consistency to make shape without sticking in hand, stop adding flour and knead the dough a little.
  3. Spray oil on the baking tray. Make an oval shaped disk with small amount of dough and put it on the baking tray. Make rest of the dough.
  4. Set 350 degree F or 180 degree C temperature in your oven, put the baking tray into the oven and bake it around 45-50 minutes.(for better result start to check it occasionally after 30 minutes) When a nice brown color shown up, turn off the oven, take out the tray, put all the cookie in a bowl and pour the syrup on it. Make sure all the cookie deepen into the syrup. Then cover the bowl and set it aside to be soaked for around 30 minutes.(for better result you can put the bowl into your oven (make sure your oven is turned off) with door open (as shown in picture below)).
  5. Then take out the cookie from the syrup on a plate and serve. 
(Columbia, SC, USA)