- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly flour an ungreased cookie
- Place oil and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Gradually add
the flour, a cup at a time, and knead well. Blend in the nuts.
- When the dough feels smooth, use the palm of your hand to roll
it into balls the size of an egg. Pat into a round cookie about 2
inches in diameter. The cookie should not be flat.
- Place on the cookie sheet and sprinkle the center of each cookie
with cinnamon. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Do not let the cookies
become even slightly brown; they must remain off-white.
A Turkish variation uses cocoa instead of cinnamon and is
sprinkled with powdered sugar. These cookies can also be shaped into
crescents. Made with butter, they are similar to the Austro-Hungarian nut