Although I call these “Assyrian Holiday cookies,” the truth is they are very popular in the Middle East. In fact, they are Iraq’s national cookie; specifically the date filled ones.
Ingredient: rose water
Muakacha is a Middle Eastern dessert made with phyllo dough that’s smothered with butter and custard. Are you drooling yet? Muakacha was not a recipe that I was familiar with. I first heard of it from my sister, Beni, who was introduced to the recipe by one of her friends.
The greeks call this dessert Galaktoboureko, in the Middle East it’s known as Kahi. No matter what the name, you’ll call it delicious. Seriously, how can you go wrong with fillo dough layered with butter and filled with custard?