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Moroccan Reifa Cookies

Tags: Yom Kippur, Holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Food

A healthy post-fast treat – Courtesy of Haaretz


  • ¼ cup of oil
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of anise seeds, washed well
  • 1 egg
  • zest of half a lemon
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 250 grams of flour


  1. Mix oil, water, egg, lemon shavings and anise seeds in a bowl.
  2. Add in dry ingredients (sugar, baking powder and flour) gradually until dough forms.
  3. Roll out dough until approximately ½ centimeter thick.
  4. Cut out cookies to desired shape and make design using fork tines.
  5. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  6. Bake for 12-15 min or until golden.

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Tags: Yom Kippur, Holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Food