Algerian Helouwa Ta'aba (Lemon or Sesame Cookies)
58 mins (prep 30, cooking 28)
8 ingredients
70-90 servings
Helouwa Ta'aba are very traditional, lovely simple cookies from Algeria. They should be quite hard, but if you prefer them a little softer then take them out of the oven at 20 minutes. There are 2 versions of this recipe, one flavoured with lemon & the other is plain but topped with sesame seeds. Both versions are below. This particluar recipe is our family recipe & is DH's all time favourite helouwa as it is not too sweet (so he can eat more lol!)

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Serving Size (18.5 g)
Servings 70
Amount per Serving
Calories 71.27 Calories from Fat 6.84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.76g 81.36%
Saturated Fat 0.14g 50.02%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 49.74mg 145.07%
Total Carbohydrate 15.04g 350.98%
Dietary Fiber 0.46 g 129.07%
Sugars 3.88 g %
Protein 1.39g 194.77%
Vitamin A 0.05IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 17.92mg% Iron 0.71mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4