Shortbread cookies


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By Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Published 2020

  • About

Ghraybeh means ‘swoon’ in Arabic. Aptly, these little sugar cookies are often served at celebrations such as baptisms or weddings, when the air is thick with ‘swooning’. They’re a popular choice for large events for practical reasons also: the recipe scales up well, if there are many mouths to feed, and they are quick and easy to prepare. Use them for everyday baking as well: they’re lovely to have around to snack on.

Getting ahead / keeping notes: The dough can be made up to