Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Black Eye Cookies


Black Eye Cookies
375 gr unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla extract

3-4 tbsp strawberry jam

2-3 tbsp icing powder sugar

Round cookie cutter, 7.5 cm diameter

To make the dough, mix the sugar and butter in a bowl. Then add the vanilla extract and flour. Slowly knead them together. Make a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Sprinkle some flour on the counter. Make 0.5 cm thick dough with the roller. Cut the dough with the round cookie cutter (7.5 diameter) to make 14 round pieces of dough. Put parchment paper on the oven tray and place the cookies on it. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Immediately make two little holes on half of the cookies, so 7 of them, as shown in the picture. I used an apple corer for the little holes. Let them cool.

Spread strawberry jam with a knife on half of the cookies without the holes (so the other 7). Then sprinkle some icing powder over the other 7 cookies with the little holes. Stack them on the cookies with the jam.

Serve Karagoz with afternoon tea.



At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for your blog and your recipes . i'm from iran and every day check here & some days use your recipes at home.
good luck !

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Saeedeh,

I am glad you like my recipes and thank you for the nice comments:)

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im doing my grad project for culinary arts on turkish foods i hope u don't mind if i use ur recipes..

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Mat,
Turkish cuisine sounds like a good choice for your project:) You can
use my recipes as long as you list the source for each one. Thanks for
asking! :)

At 7:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur! my name is paige. I have this thing called history makers day friday & I needed a recipe for my historic person & I had to find a recipe of any food from where she was from!! Well I found this website & thought this looked really good so i hope u don't mind me using it :]] thanks...i hope it turns out well..i can't wait to taste this!!!

At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wanted to make these cookies becasue they look great! I am just not sure what "375 gr unsalted butter" means. Maybe you could help me out?

At 6:23 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

(125 ml = 1/2 cup = 1 stick) x 3 = 375 ml (gr)
375 ml = 1 1/2 cup = 3 sticks

At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, i made these cookies earlier today! they look great but when i took them out of the oven they still felt doughey (sp) even though they were in for more than the max. time. is that normal?? thanks so much! :)

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Almost every oven has different settings. You may need to adjust the time or heat:)

At 3:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a school teacher and we are doing a Cultural day and my class have chosen Turkey as our country. I was wondering if you had any simple cake/ appetiser recipes that the children and adults would be able to make so that people going past our stall can try the different foods. Many Thanks

At 7:56 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

You can select any recipes you like...they are all very easy:)

At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello binnur, i would love if you posted a recipe for turkish rose-shaped cookies...ann

At 11:28 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ann,
I haven't post it yet. It is going to be under the dessert section:)

At 10:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your recipes and use them all the time. This recipe I can not get right. They either turn uncooked or burned. They break when I attempt to make a hole. Also, you make only 7 cookies with all this dough? I widh I can make them, they look so great

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you! I think the problem is the baking time. You might need to adjust the time or heat of the oven:) Black Eye Cookies are big in size but if you like you can use a small cookie cutter. You should make the holes immediately when you take them out from the oven.


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