How cute are these cookies!! I've been wanting to do this for a while but couldn't find the proper letter stamps anywhere except online and they finally came in the mail! Just in time for Valentines Day. I had all these ideas of what to make and what to write but I thought I'd keep it simple and give you a recipe for a super small batch of sugar cookies. It's the worst when you make cookies and the recipe makes such a large quantity that most of them go stale because your body can only handle so much sugar. So this solves that problem.
The hardest part about this whole process was cutting those little letters and making sure I placed them in a way that didn't imprint them backwards. I bought the stamp from amazon by a company called "Blinkeen" and so far I'm pleased. I noticed that there are a bunch of different options and the biggest issue is making sure the company includes enough double letters so you can write things like "Hubbi" and have two B's.
So everyone by now knows "Hubbi" my last name means "my love" so of course I had to include that haha. From my experience, Habibi which also means "my love" but directed to a male is probably the most commonly recognized Arabic word amongst non Arabs. "Albi" means my heart is also a very commonly used word in everyday language, similar to how babe or honey is used in the US. Remember Middle Easterners are very passionate people and it seems like they speak poetry in common everyday language.
I was almost going to not include "Ro7i" which means my soul because my mom and I kept debating over how it would be spelled in English. There is a sound in Arabic language that sounds like a deep H and the sound projects from the depth of ones throat. That letter does not exist in the English language. The letter in the Arabic language looks like the number 7 so nowadays there are a lot of people that write "Araglish" which is Arabic using the English letters and 7 is always what is used for that particular letter. I wanted to write "Rohee" but my mom said I was butchering it so "Ro7i" is what we agreed on.
I had so much fun with this, I already have a bunch of ideas that I want to implement using these letters. Happy Valentines Day! Let me know if you end up making these cookies and what message you wrote on them!