Gluten Free Klaicha - Date Filled Cookies Recipe

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70 mins (prep 40, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
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! We will tell ourselves that as we surreptitiously grab for a second or third; or dare I say it, fourth! I challenge you to stop at just one! These cookies are gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free and nut-free; and are downright spectacular.

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Serving Size (356.15 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 2551.47 Calories from Fat 2597.67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 288.63g 8881.02%
Saturated Fat 182.8g 18279.51%
Trans Fat 11.66g %
Cholesterol 765.09mg 5100.57%
Sodium 2288.14mg 1906.78%
Total Carbohydrate 0.21g 1.42%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.21 g %
Protein 3.02g 120.99%
Vitamin A 8892.79IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 85.4mg% Iron 0.07mg%
*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, filling