Abadi Cookies

Updated: May 29, 2021

Some of the peeps here in our community might recognize these cookies as southern Italian Taralli (same shape, different recipe).

But these cookies are very special to me, I grew up eating them all the time, and they are so delicious and addictive!! They are named after the Syrian family Abadi which opened their home bakery in Haleb (Syria) in 1838. Their main production was savory cookies, which became popular among the residents of the area. In 1928 they migrated to Jerusalem and opened a little bakery stand, which later became a permanent bakery! Since then the family has introduced many cookies and baked goods through their bakery, but nothing is just like the Abadi cookies which have become their symbol. You should try this recipe out less than an hour from mixing to eating.


150 gr bread flour

60 ml lukewarm water

60 ml olive oil

40 gr toasted sesame

6 gr baking powder

4 gr salt

Preparation steps:

- In a bowl- mix all the ingredients together until all incorporated into the dough.

- Move to knead the dough for an additional 2-3 min on a working surface.

- Divide the dough into 4 pieces.

- Roll each piece to a long “snake” about a finger's thickness.

- Then cut the “snake” into smaller pieces, roll each of them, and close to a ring. Close each ring by rolling it on your finger.

- Place the cookies on a baking tray.

- Bake for 25 min at 360F or 180C.

- Let the cookies cool down completely before storing them in a jar. We wanna keep them crunchy and sexy.