Recipe for Maamoul Cookies


  • For Dough:
  • Semolina 500g (fine)
  • Plain flour 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Unsalted butter 150g or ghee (melted)
  • Vegetable oil 1/2 cup
  • Milk powder 1/2 cup
  • Powder sugar 1 cup
  • Nutmeg 1 tsp
  • Baking powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Milk 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract 1 tbsp
  • Instant dry yeast 1tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Water 1/4 cup
  • Rose water 1/4 cup
  • For Filling:
  • Soft dates 500g (deseed)
  • Vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  • Pistachio 250g
  • Sugar 6 tbsp
  • Water 3 tbsp

Cooking Directions

in a bowl add semolina, butter, oil mix well, cover and leave over night.

2: mix water, sugar and sprinkle the yeast on top, let to rest till gets frothy.

3: now add plain flour, milk powder, powder sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, mix well.

4: then add milk, vanilla, yeast mixture, rose water and mix well, cover and leave it for 1 hour.

5: add the pistachio in a chopper and blend till, place it in a bowl and add sugar, water and mix well, make small balls, cover and keep aside.

6: add the dates in a chopper and blend till smooth, place it in a bowl add the oil and mix well, make small balls, cover and keep aside.

7: take the dough and make a small ball, flatten it on your palms, add the filling and cover it well, now follow the process as shown in the video or different fillings, place on a baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or till golden on the top.

8: once baked leave to cool, dust powder sugar.

9: serve and enjoy.

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