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…