Hello, Good News! Welcome to our blog, where we share with you the best recipes for cookies, cakes, pies, and more. In this article, we will show you how to make kismet cookies, a popular treat in Turkey and the Middle East. Kismet cookies are crispy, buttery, and filled with nuts and chocolate. They are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a tea party, a holiday, or a snack.
Kismet cookies are also known as tel kadayif cookies, because they are made with a thin pastry called tel kadayif. Tel kadayif is similar to shredded phyllo dough, but it is softer and more pliable. You can find it in most Middle Eastern or Turkish grocery stores, or you can make it at home with some flour, water, and oil. Tel kadayif is also used to make other desserts, such as baklava and kunefe.
What You Need to Make Kismet Cookies
To make kismet cookies, you will need the following ingredients:
- 500 grams of tel kadayif pastry
- 250 grams of unsalted butter, melted
- 200 grams of chopped walnuts or pistachios
- 200 grams of milk chocolate or dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
- Some powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
You will also need the following equipment:
- A large baking sheet
- A large bowl
- A small saucepan
- A knife or a food processor
- A spatula or a spoon
- A wire rack
- A cutting board
- A sharp knife
How to Make Kismet Cookies: Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Baking Sheet
First, preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F) and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can grease the baking sheet with some butter or cooking spray.
Step 2: Chop the Nuts and Chocolate
Next, chop the nuts and chocolate into small pieces. You can use a knife or a food processor for this step. If you use a food processor, pulse the nuts and chocolate separately until they are coarsely chopped. Don’t overprocess them or they will become too fine.
Step 3: Mix the Tel Kadayif with Butter and Sugar
Then, place the tel kadayif pastry in a large bowl and gently separate the strands with your fingers. Sprinkle the sugar and salt over the pastry and toss to combine. Drizzle the melted butter over the pastry and toss again until well coated.
Step 4: Spread the Pastry on the Baking Sheet
Next, spread the pastry evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Press it down lightly with your hands or a spatula to form a thin layer. You can leave some gaps between the strands for a more crispy texture.
Step 5: Sprinkle the Nuts and Chocolate over the Pastry
Then, sprinkle the chopped nuts and chocolate over the pastry layer. You can use as much or as little as you like, depending on your preference. You can also add some cinnamon for extra flavor if you want.
Step 6: Bake the Kismet Cookies in the Oven
Next, bake the kismet cookies in the preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Keep an eye on them and don’t let them burn.
Step 7: Cut into Squares and Let Them Cool
Then, remove the kismet cookies from the oven and let them cool slightly on the baking sheet. Cut into squares or rectangles with a sharp knife while they are still warm. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 8: Enjoy Your Kismet Cookies or Store Them for Later
Finally, enjoy your kismet cookies with a cup of tea or coffee, or store them in an airtight container for up to a week. You can also dust them with some powdered sugar before serving if you like.
A Table Breakdown of Kismet Cookies
To help you understand the nutritional value and cost of making kismet cookies, we have prepared a table breakdown for you. The table shows the amount, calories, and price of each ingredient, as well as the total for the whole recipe. The prices are based on the average online prices as of August 2023, and may vary depending on your location and source. The calories are based on the USDA Food Database, and may vary depending on the brand and quality of the ingredients. The table also shows the number of servings, calories per serving, and cost per serving for the kismet cookies.
|Tel kadayif pastry||500 grams||1,650 kcal||$5.00|
|Unsalted butter||250 grams||1,785 kcal||$2.50|
|Chopped walnuts or pistachios||200 grams||1,280 kcal||$4.00|
|Milk chocolate or dark chocolate||200 grams||1,080 kcal||$3.00|
|Granulated sugar||1/4 cup||194 kcal||$0.25|
|Salt||1/4 teaspoon||0 kcal||$0.01|
|Cinnamon (optional)||1/4 teaspoon||2 kcal||$0.05|
|Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)||2 tablespoons||62 kcal||$0.10
|Calories per serving||121 kcal|
|Cost per serving||$0.30|