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Arabic Shortbread Cookies (Graybeh)

Rosemary Squires, MA, RD

Arabic butter cookies! Also commonly called Graybeh, or Middle Eastern shortbread cookies. Graybeh is a delicious and easy to make Arabic cookie recipe with just a few simple ingredients!

I made my Arabic butter cookies with pistachios, but you can use almonds too!

Start your Middle Eastern shortbread cookie dough by beating sugar into butter.


Next knead the flour in until a dough forms. Chill the Arabic butter cookie dough.


Roll graybeh into 1 tablespoon sized balls.


Press either a pistachio or an almond into each graybeh cookie.


Bake until golden brown.


Cool and dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy these delicious Arabic cookies!


Try my easy to make and popular basbousa with cream next!