Authentic Israeli Sachlab Cookies: A Sweet Middle Eastern Delight

By Alice Bassett

Published August 22, 2023.

a stack of almond cookies next to a glass of milk

Originating from Turkey, Sachlab is made from the dried and ground up bulbs of the Sachlab Orchid flower. The secrets of Sachlab made its way across the borders to Israel, and is considered to be one of the quintessential Israeli deserts. The Sachlab blub is know to have many natural homeopathic healing effects and is often drunk in the winter to cure and sooth the common cold and flu. There are hundreds of variations of the Sachlab drink, and we can’t wait for you to try our Sachlab almond cookies. With their unique flavor and exotic taste – they are sure to impress at any table you serve them. Enjoy!


Preheat the oven to 3

45F. Mix all the ingredients together by hand until you have a soft dough - careful not to overmix! Form 1⁄2 inch balls from the dough, place on the cookie sheet. Press an almond into the top of each ball slightly flattening the dough. Bake for 20 minutes. The cookies will stay white - you can check if the bottom is slightly golden if you’re unsure. Bete’avon!


  • 3 CUPS Flour
  • 1⁄2 CUP Sachlab Powder Mix
  • 1⁄2 CUP Sugar
  • 1 1⁄4 CUPS Canola Oil
  • a wooden table topped with cookies and almonds

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