Kahk Egyptian Cookies Recipe
Kahk, filled with dates, dusted with icing sugar.

Written by Noela Mogga

Hi there. My name is Noela Mogga. I am a physician, mother, food blogger. I was born in South Sudan. I plan to showcase tasty South Sudan food recipes, traditional customs, and natural beauty regimens. When I am not busy practicing Anesthesiology in my adopted state of Texas, I can be found whipping delicious meals for my husband and children.

January 6, 2017


Kahk Egyptian Cookies Recipe

Kahk is a middle eastern dessert that originated in Egypt as far back as the time of the Pharoahs. There are tombs engraved with depictions of women making Kahk. They are baked in a round shape to mimick the shape of the sun. Women bake Kahk as snacks for guests, to celebrate feasts, and to offer the gods, in the olden days. Baking kahk is a tradition that has been passed down generations and adopted throughout the surrounding countries including the Sudan and South Sudan.  Traditionally, Kahk is made of semolina flour, stuffed with ground dates, ground pistachios or walnuts. Every Kahk is molded into a circular shape with geometric designs.

Muslims make Kahk to celebrate Eid al Fitr at the end of Ramadan, and to celebrate Eid al Adha and many happy occasions. Christians make Kahk to celebrate Christmas and Easter and weddings and many happy occasions. If you grow up eating Kahk, you don’t need a holiday to eat Kahk; you bake them and eat them any day.




Kahk filled with dates, baked. Eid Cookies, Christmas Cookies, South Sudan food, South Sudanese cuisine.

Kahk filled with dates, baked.



  1. Fatima Romero

    Hi! Is the yeast you use baking powder or is it the one we use for bread?

    Also where do you find the kahk molds? I’ve been trying to find them forever without any luck. Specially the plastic ones.

    Thank you

    • Noela Mogga

      The yeast I use is the one for baking bread, instant dry yeast. The Kahk molds I found in an Arab store in San Antonio, Texas called Ali Baba, they have a variety. If you have a Mediterranean or Arab grocery store where you live, look there first.