2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking farina
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Dash ground cloves
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 Tbs. water
1/4 tsp. orange blossom water
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or pistachios, almonds or dates)
1 Tbs. sugar
Stir together flour, farina, nutmeg and cloves.
In large mixer bowl, beat butter or margarine on medium speed of electric
mixer for 30 seconds.
Add half of the flour mixture to butter; beat on low speed of electric
mixer till well mixed.
Add remaining flour mixture, water, and orange blossom water alternately
to beaten mixture; beat till mixture is well mixed. Divide dough into
On a lightly floured surface, pat each piece to a circle 2-1/2 inches
in diameter. Combine walnuts and sugar. Place about 1 teaspoon of the
nut mixture in center of each circle. Fold over and press edges together
to seal. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350° oven
for 30 to 35 minutes or till done. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
Roll in powdered sugar.