Written by Asma

October 31, 2021

Are you looking for a healthy Middle Eastern dessert recipe that you and your children will love? There is nothing better than tasting this Kleicha recipe. And here you will learn one of the easiest ways to make this recipe. Kleicha (Iraqi date cookie) – License image – 13420986 ❘ Image Professionals


Kleicha is a type of dessert of traditional sweets served in abundance in Iraq, and the Levant, Saudi Arabia, and some neighboring countries, which are sweets stuffed with dates, honey, sugar, and other tasty fillings
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Iraqi, middle eastern
Keyword: Dates
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Asma


  • 1 lb of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 1 pound of crushed dates


  • In a bowl, put the flour and salt and stir.
  • Add the sugar, yeast, baking powder, cardamom and oil. Rub the ingredients with your hands until smooth.
  • Gradually add water and keep kneading until you get a cohesive dough.
  • Cover the dough and leave it for a quarter of an hour to rest.
  • Take a medium amount of dough, and roll it out with a rolling pin.
  • Take two tablespoons of the date filling, shape it vertically and place it on one side of the dough.
  • Roll the dough on the dates in the form of a roll, then cut it into the size you want.
  • Repeat this process until the quantity runs out.
  • Arrange the kleicha in an oven tray on a parchment paper and put it in a preheated oven at 180 ° C/360°F until it is cooked and browned, for 20 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy your Kleicha!


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g
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