Mrashsham (Ka’ek)

Mrashsham (Ka’ek)

Course: Snacks, CookiesCuisine: Syrian, Middle EasternDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time






  • 10 1/2 cups all purpose flour (1260g)

  • 3 cups white sugar (645g)

  • 2 sticks butter-melted (227g)

  • 1 cup olive oil (224ml)

  • 2 cups milk (500ml)

  • 1 teaspoon black cumin seed

  • 1 tablespoon whole anise seeds

  • 1 tablespoon turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast


  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Prepare a 24″ baking tray or smaller ones. There is no need to grease them.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, yeast and spices.
  • Add the milk, olive oil and melted butter
  • Kneed lightly until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate over night. You can bake it right away but the texture will be better if the dough rests.
  • Divide the dough into pieces that weigh 100g each. You can make larger cookies that weigh 200g each.
  • If you the special mrashsham mold, grease it and press the dough piece against it with the palm of your hand. Remove slowly and place on the baking tray. If you do not have the mold, flatten the dough between the palms of your hands and place it on the tray. The cookie should be about half an inch think.
  • Bake the cookies in the lower oven shelf for 15 minutes or until the bottom is fully cooked, then move to the middle shelf for 5 more minutes until it is no longer too soft to the touch.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container or freeze them for later. You can also freeze the dough pieces and bake them later.


  • You can halve the recipe if this amount is too large for you.
  • These spice cookies can be eaten alone or you can spread some labni on them to enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack.
  • You should not add any water to this recipe to ensure a soft texture of the cookie.
  • Be careful not to over bake the cookies.
  • Traditional Mrashsham are larger. They can be 200g each to cover a large mold.

Nutrition Facts

28 servings per container

Serving Size100g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories238
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 16g 25%
    • Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 20mg 7%
  • Sodium 56mg 3%
  • Potassium 13mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    • Sugars 22g
  • Protein 2g 4%

  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 3%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *