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                    Ghorayebah (Bracelets of the Queen)
 Recipe By     : Jewish Cookery from Boston to Baghdad 
                 by Malvina W. Liebaman   1975  p.249
 Serving Size  : 40   Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           unsalted butter
    1      cup           sugar
    2      cups          unsifted flour
                         Chopped pistachio nuts
 Quote from Author: “These cookies are sometimes served during the Purim
 holiday to represent the bracelets of Queen Esther. The nuts are the
 gems. Cookies made of this dough are common in the Middle East. A
 similar dough is used for cookies in Viennese baking.”
 OVEN: 350
 Cream the butter til it looks almost white. Add the sugar gradually and
 beat til the mixture is very smooth and very creamy.
 Add the flour gradually until a dough is formed, then knead by hand as
 flour is added. The dough remains very soft. If it is too soft to
 handle, add just a bit more flour.
 Roll in pieces about 5 inches long and 1/2 inch thick. Press ends
 together to make bracelets.
 Place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with the chopped pistachio
 Bake for about 25 minutes. Watch carefully. They should NOT brown at
 all. Even slight browning spoils the characteristic taste.
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