Maamoul Date Cookies

Pistachio Maamoul Cookies (معمول بالتمر)

Pistachio Maamoul Cookies (معمول بالتمر) are very famous traditional Middle Eastern cookies that have been around for generations. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Lebanese
Keyword: Pistachio Maamoul Cookies
Prep Time: 12 hours 58 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours 58 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Mariam E.



  • 3 cups coarse semolina
  • 2 cups fine semolina ferkha
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1.5 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. orange blossoms water ma-zaher
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups of pureed dates
  • 1/4 cup fine coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp. rose water


  • Oil Spray
  • Maamoul mold


  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and knead very well with your hand. You can also use a cake stand mixer, using a flat cake attachment or dough attachment. Mix slowly until they are well incorporated together. Cover and let the dough rest for 2 hours. While you wait for the dough to rest, prepare the filling by mixing the ingredients together.
  • Once the time is up, form the dough into ball portions and cover them to prevent drying. 
  • Press a piece of the dough into a flat shape, then add a tablespoon of date filling in the middle and wrap the dough around it to cover the filling completely.
  • Press the ball shaped dough well into the mold and the tap the mold on the counter so it falls out.
  • Once that part is done, lay the pieces on a sheet pan with parchment paper or a non-stick pan until you finish the rest of the balls.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. 
  • Store in an air tight container. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Sodium: 3.1mg | Sugar: 2.3g
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