Gluten Free Klaicha - Date Filled Cookies
70 mins (prep 40, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
12-20 servings
Klaichas are a national treat from Iraq. Traditionally, they press them into special moulds similar to tabis, but I just press them with the prongs of a fork. I have used Rapadura sugar to sweeten the dough, and using rice, tapioca and buckwheat flours to make these treats gluten free and more like shortbreads. You could also use some sorghum flour instead of some of the rice flour. That works really well too. I have also made some yummy versions using almond flour, which is a more nutritious alternative, but I found it a bit overpowering for Klaicha, and was too much of a departure from the personality of the original cookies. Now, these are not the most healthy blender recipes I have posted! Julia Child and her “you can never have enough butter” approach found its way into my kitchen with these. But, you just can’t make really delectable shortbread without the magic of butter. But they are tiny – Yes! I challenge you to stop at just one!

Categories:  iraqi , fruit , free-of... , <-4-hours , brunch , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , time-to-make , food-gift , gluten-free , to-go... , cookie-and-brownie , dessert , picnic ,
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Serving Size (35.47 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 210.32 Calories from Fat 173.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19.25g 355.36%
Saturated Fat 12.19g 731.32%
Trans Fat 0.78g %
Cholesterol 51.01mg 204.06%
Sodium 153.44mg 76.72%
Total Carbohydrate 10.35g 41.39%
Dietary Fiber 0.48 g 22.86%
Sugars 9.85 g %
Protein 0.23g 5.52%
Vitamin A 592.95IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 7.6mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*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
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
buckwheat flour, tapioca flour, brown rice flour, white rice flour, rose water, filtered water, pitted dates