Recipe: Maamoul

Maamoul is an Arabic cookie filled with date, walnuts or pistachios and sometimes with almonds and they are usually made on Holidays/Eid season.

It’s mostly a cookie dough that crumbles, shaped into balls or flattened with special wooden molds. I’m sharing a recipe that’s been in my family for ages, Tried and tested so here we go.

For the dough you will need:

  • 3 cups of ghee (butter flavor if possible)
  • 1 Kg of Fine semolina
  • 1/2 Kg of rough semolina
  • 1 and a 1/2 tsp of active yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

That is all you mix and you let rest for 1 hour at least.

I remember my mom would make big batches of maamoul but for some reason my siblings and I we would only eat the walnuts filled cookies and leave behind the rest.

Date filling:

  • Date paste (you can make that by processsing dates)
  • DAsh of cinammon

Walnuts of Pistachio filling:

  • Half a Kg of ground nuts
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup rose and lemon flower water

I really hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoyed the taste.

Yours Truly…

The Mother Doc…


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My name is Stephanie.

To get started I would like to introduce myself a bit. I’m a working mom who, like many women out there is trying to manage between two amazing jobs. Being a mom and being a working Dentist.

I’m an expat in Qatar. This is my seventh year here and it has been great and challenging at the same time. Having to tackle a house, a kid, a job and an amazing, supporting husband as you expect cannot be easy and believe me there were lots of ups and downs but at the end, believing that with the strength that God gives us, we can do all.

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Yours truly, Mother Doc…