Classic Syrup-Soaked Cookies (Şekerpare)

Şekerpare is a delightful pastry, popular for its sweet syrup and tender texture. This recipe, reminiscent of a bakery-style treat, offers a perfect balance of sweetness and a melt-in-your-mouth quality.

Why You’ll Love This: These cookies are infused with a lemon-scented syrup that perfectly complements their buttery, nutty flavor. They’re easy to make yet irresistibly delicious, making them a perfect treat for any occasion.

Perfect for: Ideal for gatherings, special occasions, or as a sweet indulgence alongside a cup of tea or coffee. They are also great for those who love traditional desserts with a modern twist.

  1. Ingredients:
    • 125g butter (room temperature)
    • 1 tea cup vegetable oil
    • 1 tea cup sugar
    • 1 tea cup semolina
    • 1 tea cup finely ground hazelnuts
    • 2 eggs (separate one yolk for brushing)
    • Zest of 1 lemon or orange
    • 1 packet vanilla
    • 1 packet baking powder
    • Approx. 3 cups flour (adjust as needed for a soft dough)
    • For the Syrup:
      • 3 cups sugar
      • 3 cups water
      • A thin slice of lemon
  2. Instructions:
    • For the Syrup:
      • Combine sugar, water, and lemon slice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 3 minutes. Let cool.
    • For the Cookies:
      • Mix sugar with citrus zest. Add butter, oil, and eggs; mix well.
      • Combine flour, semolina, ground hazelnuts, vanilla, and baking powder to form a soft dough.
      • Shape the dough into small rounds, brush with egg yolk, and lightly press with a fork.
      • Bake at 175°C (347°F) until golden, preferably on a middle-upper oven rack.
      • Pour cold syrup over the hot cookies immediately after baking.
      • Allow the cookies to soak up the syrup before serving.

Enjoy these Classic Syrup-Soaked Cookies, a delicious treat that brings a touch of sweetness to any day!

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