I have a really old-fashioned recipe for you. It’s from my mom’s notebook with recipes. These cookies pleasantly surprised me. I had my doubts, but they turned out much better than I expected. In fact, I ate pretty much all of them by myself. Just proves how good they are.
The best part? They are super easy to make.
Makes 15-20 cookies, depending on their size (I made 17)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour + more if needed
- 1 package (10g) baking powder
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1/2 cup melted and cooled unsalted butter (or use vegetable oil)
- 80-100g Turkish delight, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- vanilla essence/extract (optional)
shredded coconut and/or ground walnuts
Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
Prepare a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add the beer and butter. Using a spoon or your hands, mix everything together. You should get soft, but not really sticky dough. If needed, add a little bit more flour.
Tear a small part of the dough, flatten it and place a little piece of Turkish delight on it. Shape the dough into a ball and put on your baking sheet.
Bake them for about 20-25 minutes or until just lightly brown. Let the cookies cool completely.
To make the syrup, combine the sugar, water and vanilla in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
Dip each cookie into the hot syrup for 20-30 seconds then immediately roll it into the shredded coconut or ground walnuts (I liked the cookies with the coconut more).
The dough itself doesn’t have any sugar in it. With the syrup and the Turkish delight (lokum) the cookies are not very sweet, but still sweet enough for me, however, you can add a little bit of sugar if you want them sweeter.