Gharibeh Cookies is a traditional Arabic type of sweets created by the hands of housewives since ancient times.


Gharybeh Cookies

This recipe is a delicious and crunchy traditional pastry that can be served with coffee. The way to prepare Graibeh is very simple.
Course General
Cuisine Lebanese Recipes
Servings 10 People


  • 1/2 cup semolina flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup clarified butter//ghee, softened
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • A handful of pistachio, without shell
  • 1/8 tbsp green cardamon seeds
  • 1/8 tbsp fine-grained salt


  • Place butter, orange blossom water and sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Whisk well until the butter mixture becomes light and creamy. Combine semolina flour, all purpose flour and ground cardamon together.
  • To make the dough, stir the combined dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix them well. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Make small balls from dough and then give them a wreath shape....(The traditional shape). Place pistachios on both side of the wreath-shaped dough.
  • Preheat an oven to 170 C (300)
  • Arrange the cookies on a greased baking sheets leaving 1 inch difference between each cookie.
  • Bake them for about 18-20 minutes until cookies started changing color and become dry to touch. Remove the cookies from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Immediately dust the cookies heavily with powdered sugar.
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