Alright this is the modern version I learnt from a Yemeni sister from Michigan. Apparently they use Jiffy All Purpose Baking mix with white flour . It’s easier. BUT MAKE SURE THE MIX DOES NOT HAVE LARD IN IT. So here goes, Bismillah.
1) two 40 0z boxes of Jiffy All Purpose Baking mix
2) 2 egg whites and 2 whole eggs [keep the two egg yolks to brush the cookies before you put them in the oven]
3) 2 cups of white flour
4) 2 cups of milk
5) warm water [enough to make the dough, so amount will vary]
6) 2 cups of Olive Oil
7) 1 tsp of salt
8) 1 and 1/2 tblsp of Yeast
9) 3 tbslp of black seed
Add the white flour and salt to the Jiffy mix. In a bowl combine the yeast, milk, eggs, oil, and black seed. Combine the dry ingredients with the liquid and work into a dough, add water until a firm dough forms. Let the dough rise for an hour and a half. Then start making them into the desired shapes [click here for suggestions] and arrange them apart on a greased cooking sheet. Brush well with mixture of egg yolks and milk. Bake immediately in a 400 Fahrenheit preheated oven until golden brown and firm. Let cool and store in an air tight container.
Here is what the dough looks like [*when you press it against your palm it should leave a trace of the oil]: