The Perfect Sugar Cookie, Ghraybeh!

Ghraybeh is a sweet buttery and fluffy cookie that melts in the mouth like cotton candy. This sugar cookie only needs three ingredients: shortening/ghee, confederate sugar, and flour.

The Origin Of Cookies

In the 7th century, sugar became more commonly known to use. As a result of that, cookies were invented. “Cookies appear to have their origins in 7th century AD Persia, shortly after the use of sugar became relatively common in the region.”

Fun fact, cookies were discovered when bakers used little scopes of cake batter to test out in the oven, that is to see if the temperature is perfect for baking the cake. “According to culinary historians, the first historic record of cookies was their use as test cakes.  A small amount of cake batter was baked to test the oven temperature.”

What is Ghraybeh?

“Ghorayeba can be described as the shortbread of the Middle East without the crunch.  Barely sweet, with a pleasant ghee flavor, ever-so-slight bite and a delicate texture that melts away in the mouth. ”

Ghraybeh is a sugar cookie known in the middle east; famous for its pure white color and is known as a snow cookie or an angel cookie. It’s the perfect bite that brings delight and joy to everyone. This cookie is the ideal dessert to serve during holiday times.

The Perfect Ghorayeba by Cleobuttera

This cookie is also a traditional Syrian cookie. There is a recipe that calls to fill the cookie with cream. Ghraybeh stuffed with cream the Syrian version. Nothing can beat this cookie; soft crunch with a creamy texture that melts in the mouth. Making this cookie brings the holiday spirits and makes it more festive.

Ghraybeh stuffed with cream the Syrian version. Photo by

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