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Mastic Gum Cookies Recipe


Mastic Gum Cookies Recipe

Mastic Gum Cookies Recipe



  • 1 egg,
  • 125 g butter at room temperature,
  • 1/2 cup olive oil,
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar,
  • 1 cup cornstarch,
  • 3 cups flour,
  • 1 tsp powdered mastic gum,
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder,
  • 2 cups ground hazelnuts.


  1. Whisk together the butter, olive oil, sugar and egg in a large bowl,
  2. Sift in the flour, starch, mastic gum and baking powder into the wet mixture and mix everything with your hands until the cookie dough comes together,
  3. Form walnut size pieces from the cookie dough and cover with ground hazelnuts, then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper,
  4. Bake in a 180 C degrees preheated oven until slightly golden,
  5. Turn off the heat and wait 10 mins. before removing from the oven.

Bon appétit…


      • Thanks. And what kind of starch do you use? cornstarch? wheat starch? It is rare to see starch used in North American baking, but I want to make mastic cookies exactly how I tried them in Alacati!

        • You can use either corn or wheat starch, it makes no changes. Starch is one of the basic ingredients of Turkish cuisine. It is mainly used in dessert and pastry recipes. You can be sure that you will reach the exact same taste of the cookies you tried im Alacati. I hope you give chance to other recipes also. Regards,

  1. I will definitely try them as I wish could find mastic flavour in North American but I would ask can I replace oil with canola instead of olive oil? Did u ever try it? Thanks

    • Maybe you can try shopping online, it may be more easy to find it online. By the way yes you can use canola oil, the the consistency doesn’t change, may be there can be a slight change in its taste.


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