Kac Kac/Somali Cookies

Rate this recipe 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
3 dozen

The famous Somali cookies, Ka'Ka...actually written as Kac Kac in Somali because they pronounce the letter 'c' as the arabic letter 'ain'. Really tasty crispy lil tidbits...most enjoyable with tea/coffee.

1 cup
flour, sifted
1/4 tsp.
1/4 tsp.
baking powder
1/8 cup
butter, melted
(2 tbsp.)
1/2 cup
1 1/2 tsp.
warm milk
oil for frying

In a bowl, gently blend the sifted flour, salt, and baking powder.

In a separate bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and egg. Add the milk to the butter/sugar mixture and mix.

Add mixture to the flour and knead until smooth dough is formed. Cover with a damp towel and let rest in a warm spot for 30 minutes.

Roll out to ¼ inch thick piece.

Cut into shapes. Some people cut it into diamond shapes or squares. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.




pls reply fauzia i realy wan to try them. shukran

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

About 2 tbsp.

Assalam aleikum,
1/8 is equivalent to how many spoons?

I tried these and they were good. The sweetness was perfect for me- not too overwhelming but still sweet.

I wana makes dese inshallah as their my fav

Rushana Farouque's picture

Sis pls tel me .1cup flour ; sifted mean what?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

It means sieved to remove any lumps in the flour.

sis salam how many tsp baking powder can we replace butter with ghee

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, quarter tsp baking powder and yes you can replace with ghee.

MashaAllah ! My kids liked ds a lot

Any one here? My dough became really sticky! Super sticky i' d say.how do i work it out.I am letting it rest for 40min now.how will i shapen cut if its still sticky.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

That is so strange as this dough needs just a tiny bit of moisture. Did you add too much? Sprinkle some flour and knead it in then try shaping them. But please try to follow the ingredients list exactly for best results next time.

It says 1 cup flour in ur recipe. Isnt it suposed to be two. I'll post the pic on fb to let u knw hw it came out.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

The measurement is accurate. :)