ARABIC STUFFED COOKIES/MA'AMOUL
SERVINGS: Makes 24 medium size cookies
Ma'amoul are a traditional Arabic stuffed cookies are usually prepared during festive days (e.g Eid for Muslims or Easter for Christians). The cookies were traditionally stuffed with either dates, pistachos nuts or walnuts.
FOR THE DOUGH
FOR DATE FILLING:
HOW TO COOK MA'AMOUL
More information & tips
1) If the dough starts sticking into your mould, return it back to the fridge to get cold. As it gets cold, it stiffens up making it easier to shape and does not stick.
2) Do not add too much Mahlab spice into the cookies. This can make them have a bitter after taste.
3) Use a different shaped mould for the different stuffing. Traditionally, for the date filling, use the flat disk shaped mould. For Pistachio stuffing, use the long mould and for the walnut stuffing, use the dome shaped moulds.
4) There are a many dough recipes for the cookie, Some are more semolina based while others are all purpose flour based. Its all a matter of personal preference.
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