Isn’t “sweetheart “ a lovely name for a dessert. I actually find it very nice when food names have a meaning such as this one. This is a again a very common dessert made in Turkish houses. It is easy to make, so both moms and kids like it.
It is also a two sided recipe. You can skip preparing the syrup and eat or serve what you bake as a cookie or pour syrup on top to serve as a dessert.
The trick about Turkish desserts that require syrup is you have either one of them hot, the other cold. So you either have hot syrup and cold cookies or vise versa. It is generally the cookies that are hot though.
There are other things about this recipe that you can play around with. You will notice that I have put almonds on top of the cookies. You can replace these with nuts too. You can replace equal amount of flour with 2 table spoons of coconut powder and/or 4 table spoons of semolina for additional flavor.
The good thing about this recipe is that it makes only about 17 cookies. So you wont have to eat too much, if you are on a life time dieat like I am.
I hope you agree that they do look and taste great. Enjoy.