By Layla Dahamou
Gheribat are Moroccan sweet round cookies. Some of them are chewy and crispy and others are shortbread. Moroccan families prepare lgheriba with different ingredients such as almonds, coconuts, walnuts, peanuts and sesame.
Traditionally, they are served in tea times and in every ceremony or special events. Lgheriba as well as other sweet cookies are usually served with tea before principal meals. It is easy to make and this recipe will take you in easy steps to make your own Gheribat.
500g unsalted peanuts.
200g granulated sugar.
¼ cup oil.
2 baking powder.
1 tbsp jam or honey.
1 tbsp vanilla.
Icing sugar for garnish.
Way of preparation:
1. Roast peanut and peel them then ground them in a food processor.
2. In a bowl, mix eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, jam or honey until they are mixed well then add ground peanuts, coconut and baking powder and mix again well to form dough.
3. If the dough is too sticky, you can add more peanuts or some white flour.
4. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and let rest for an hour.
5. Oil your hands, and shape the dough into small balls (about 1 inch).
6. Flat the ball a little and dip one face in icing sugar and place them in an oiled baking tray.
7. Bake the cookies in a pre heated oven until they are golden brown and cracked on the top.
The Gheriba should be crispy.
Let them cool down before you keep them in a plastic container.
Serve them with tea or coffee!
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