8 cups flour, sifted
3 cups ghee (clarified butter), melted
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoon sesame seeds, roast in oven for 10 min
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
Optional: 1 tablespoon anise or 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
Additional optional flavorings for Kahk: fennel, ground cloves, mahlab.
Warm ghee and place in mixing bowl. Add yogurt. Mix using hand mixer or electric food mixer. Add vanilla and anise and mix again.
Combine dry ingredients: sugar, flour, sesame seeds, baking powder, salt, cardamom.
Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients. Mix well.
Cover dough and let sit for 30 min.
Roll dough using wooden roller on flat surface. Use cookie cutters to make cookie shapes, or use a small glass cup to cut the traditional circular and half moon shapes that Sudanese love.
Bake in oven set at 350°F for 15 minutes, the bottom edge of the cookies start to turn a tan color. Cool on racks.
After they have sufficiently cooled, dust icing sugar all over.