Persian Rice Cookies
2 pounds rice flour
1 pound oil (Crisco)
1 pound confectioners' sugar
1 cup rose water
2 eggs, separated
Mix the oil, confectioners' sugar, and egg yolks to make a soft batter.
Beat the egg whites until stiff. Mix all of this with rose water and flour (will make a soft mixture).
Let stand at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours.
Place in plastic bag and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Make small balls (peanut size), flatten and design with a thimble. Arrange in a flat pan.
Bake at 300 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven; cool.
Arrange in a serving dish.
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