Basic kakat are small plain cookies made of dough very similar to that used for khubz, a round Iraqi flatbread, and shaped like a bagel. Sometimes I add sugar to sweeten them. When I was growing up, having kakat at home was as necessary as having water. They are almost a comfort food and always accompany tea and coffee. Even now when I visit my brother, we without fail stay up until the early hours of the morning talking, drinking tea and eating kakat. The night of my nieces wedding, we returned home from the party very late, yet we could not go to bed before drinking tea and eating some kakat.
As soon as the kakat have cooled, I put them in a resealable bag and pop them into the freezer (for up to 6 months). To thaw, just leave out on the counter for 30 to 60 minutes. They will taste as if freshly baked.
Makes at least 3 dozen