As the title tells, these are my beautiful mom’s famous holiday cookies that many people have asked me about. I grew up eating these cookies every Christmas and Easter and some of my best holiday memories involve these cookies. I must admit, I didn’t realize how much I took these cookies for granted until I was married and out of the house. I miss the December days when I could run to the kitchen whenever I wanted and munch on these cookies all day long. My mom would make a few batches every couple of weeks until the end of Egyptian Christmas in January. She made sure to always make extra to hand out to family and friends. It was something EVERYONE looked forward to every year.
The ingredients for these cookies are very precise. My mom always tells me it took a while for her to find just the right amount of each ingredient to make sure the texture was perfect for baking. You’ll have to use a Cookie Press Kit to get the different shapes so it’s important the dough is not too thick, otherwise it will be very difficult to push it through the machine.
I’m very happy to finally be sharing this recipe with everyone so please give it a go and let me know how they turn out! Also, check out my mom’s Egyptian Chocolate Shortbread Cookies as well.
PRODUCTS USED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HAPPEN:
* Cookie Press Kit
* Hamilton Beach Mixer
* Large Baking Pan
My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.