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For Hard Cookies
1 stick unsalted butter in room temperature
2 eggs ( yolk is to be put on top of the sekerpare )
5 tbsp semolina
5 tbsp powdered sugar
1 package or 1 tbsp vanilla
1 package or 1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup of whole nuts ( almond or hazelnut )
Flour as you need ( approx. 4 cups )
For syrup
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
2 tbsp lemon juice
1-Boil 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water in a pot for 5 minutes.Then add lemon juice. Let the liquid boil a few more minutes and set a side and let it cool down.
2- In a mixing bowl, add  egg whites on to the butter which is softened in the room temperature.
3-Then mix semolina, powdered sugar, baking powder and vanilla. Make a pure mixture by hand.
4-Add flour little by little until you get soft dough. ( like earlobe)
5- Brake off small pieces, walnut size, from dough round and flatten them.
6- Set them on the an oiled cookie sheet.
7- Brush the top of cookies with egg yolk and put whole hazelnut pieces on top them.
8- Bake them in the preheated oven set on 350 F until they get golden approx. 25.min.
9-Pour cold syrup over hot baked sekerpare.
10-Wait until absorbed all the syrup.
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