Turkish Cuisine Recipes

Sekerpare Recipe (Semolina Cookies)

Şekerpare (semolina cookies) is one of the oldest and most popular desserts with syrup in traditional Turkish cuisine. It is a type of dessert that is easier to prepare and inexpensive than many desserts such as baklava, kadayif, and künefe that come from the Ottoman palace cuisine. Today, it is still one of the most loved and preferred Turkish desserts and is frequently consumed as a tradition especially during Ramadan.

sekerpare recipe

Şekerpare Recipe (Semolina Cookies)


An effortless and very tasty dessert recipe for dessert lovers with syrup.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
0 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Turkish Cuisine
Calories 450 kcal


  • Oven
  • Pan
  • Bowl


  • For 3 eggs
  • 200 g butter
  • 400 g flour
  • 100 ml oil
  • 4 tablespoons semolina
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons coconut
  • 5 g vanilla
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 2 g cocoa sorbet
  • 800 ml of water
  • 550 g of granulated sugar
  • half a lemon


  • Pour 550 grams of granulated sugar and 800 ml of water into a pan, stir a bit.
  • Squeeze a few drops of half a lemon into it and boil for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Then pour it into another bowl and let it cool.
  • Pour 2 eggs, 1 egg white, 200 g of butter, 400 g of flour, 100 ml of oil, 4 tablespoons of semolina, 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons of coconut, 5 g of vanilla, and 10 g of baking powder in a bowl.
  • Knead for about 5 minutes and get a soft dough.
  • Shape the dough by hand without waiting, and arrange it on a baking tray and shape it with a fork.
  • Pour 1 egg yolk and 2 g of cocoa in a bowl and mix well.
  • Spread this mixture on the dough and bake for 35 minutes at 170 Celcius degrees.
  • Pour the syrup that we have cooled before on the hot sugar pieces from the oven, cover and leave for 3 hours and serve.



You may serve it with crushed walnuts / nuts as topping.

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