Iraqi Date Cookies (Baba Be’Tamar)

Perfect Iraqi date cookies filled with dates and sesame coating - one of the delicious cookies along with a cup of hot Iraqi tea

  • DessertsType
  • AdvancedDifficulty
  • 30-60 minPrep. Time
  • 40Serving/Unit


The dough
White flour, 1 kg
Dry yeast, 3 tablespoons
Sugar, 1 cup
Salt, 1/4 flat teaspoon
Canola oil, 3/4 cup
Water, 2 cups
Baking hawaij, 1 tablespoon
The filling
Date pulp without pits, 500 g
The coating
Sesame, 100 g
as needed


1. In the mixer bowl, briefly mix the flour together with the dry yeast, sugar, baking soda and salt.
2. While kneading, add the oil and then gradually the water, and continue to mix until you get a dough that is easy to work with (add the water slowly while kneading, it may be necessary to add or reduce the amount of the water).
3. Place the dough covered in plastic wrap for about an hour to rise.
4. Take a ball in the size of a ping pong ball from the dough, fill a spoonful of the dates filling, close, dip in sesame seeds and flatten into a circle with a rolling pin.
5. Place in the baking pan of the oven on baking paper, and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about half an hour or until the cookies are baked well (depending on the type of the oven - pay attention during the baking).
6. Bon appetite (:

Total time: 1-2 hours

The nutritional value does not include the baking hawaij. Can be frozen.

Nutritional Values Serving/Unit 100 Grams
Calories 190 cal 307 cal
Proteins 3 g 5 g
Carbohydrates 32 g 51 g
Fat 6 g 9 g
The nutritional values appearing on this website are intended to provide general information only, and do not constitute a recommendation, a substitute for consulting a specialist or receiving medical advice.
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