Celebrate Purim with traditional Jewish Mansafan cookies

Published: March 16, 2022

It is a celebratory biscuit made using almonds for the holiday, usually marked in March


3 ½ cups ground almonds

1 ½ cup of sugar

1 cup of all-purpose flour

2 tbsp of fine cardamom

1 cup of rose water to combine the ingredients


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until a tight batter is formed.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  3. Shape the batter into a star or round shape.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Cut into desired shape, let it cool down and enjoy.

– The writer is a homemaker based in Bahrain, who enjoys cooking for her family and friends.

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