white butter cookies from Lebanon. They are made from flour, blanched almonds, sugar and butter. These cookies are easy to make and a perfect for tea or coffee.They are sweet but not overwhelmingly so because it is cut by a blanched almond that rests on top. In Lebanese wedding, the newlyweds usually serve Ghoraibi to their guests as their white color represents the purity of the bride. Ghoraibi is also known as Grhybe, Gorayba or Ghrybe.
Gatas na Malabnaw pertains to evaporated milk in the Philippines. Gatas is milk and Malabnaw is Filipino word for "watery or thin". In the Philippines, there are 2 kinds of milk available beside the baby formulas and powdered milk. These 2 milk types are available in cans: Evaporated Milk is Gatas na Malabnaw at Condensed Milk is Gatas na Malapot . Gatas na Malabnaw is thin and watery and is sugarless, while Gatas na Malabnaw is thick and condensed and is very sweet. Gatas na Malabnaw is usually used for coffee while Gatas na Malapot is usually used for making sweets or desserts.