Moroccan Harscha

This delicious Harscha (semolina cookies) — perfect served with Moroccan mint tea is from Bahija, a chef in Morocco, loves to surprise us with new things!

She’s always pulling new recipes from her repertoire and sharing her secrets.


  • 1 lemon to zest
  • 500 grams fine semolina flour
  • 180 grams white flour
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 28 grams baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • water (enough to make the dough soft but not too soft)
  • pinch of salt



Mix all ingredients and set aside to rest for 15 minutes.

Pinch a walnut-size ball of the dough and roll in additional semolina flour before rolling between your hands with a light touch. Press down to flatten out slightly on a cookie sheet, covered in baking paper.

Bake at 375 F for around 10 minutes or until golden.