Sudanese Kahk - Sugar Coated Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
Cuisine: Sudanese, South Sudanese, Mediterranean
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Serves: 50 or more
  • 8 cups Flour, sifted
  • 3 cups ghee, melted
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds, roast in oven for 10min
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Icing sugar
  • Flavours: vanilla 1 tablespoon
  • Optional : Anise 1 tablespoon,Ground Cardamon: 1 teaspoon
  • Additional optional flavorings for Kahk: fennel, ground cloves, mahlab,
  1. Warm ghee. Place in mixing bowl.
  2. Add yoghurt. Mix using hand mixer or electronic food mixer.
  3. Add vanilla and anise.
  4. Mix dry ingredients: sugar, flour, sesame seeds, baking powder, salt, cardamon.
  5. Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients. Mix well.
  6. Cover dough and let sit for 30min.
  7. Roll dough using wooden roller on flat surface. Use cookie cutters to make cookie shapes, and also use a small glass cup to cut the traditional circular shapes, and half moons that Sudanese love.
  8. Bake in oven set at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, until cookies bottom edge start to turn a tan color.
  9. Remove from oven. Place on cooling racks.
  10. After it has sufficiently cooled: dust icing sugar all over.
  11. ENJOY.
Recipe by Taste of South Sudan at