Pistachio Maamoul Cookies

Pistachio Maamoul Cookies are very famous traditional Middle Eastern cookies that have been around for generations. They are stuffed with ground pistachios and dusted with powdered sugar.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Lebanese
Keyword: Pistachio Maamoul Cookies
Prep Time: 12 hours 58 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours 58 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Mariam E.


  • DOUGH:
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsps. orange blossoms water ma-zaher
  • 2 tsps. baking powder


  • 2 cups of ground raw pistachios
  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1 tbsp. orange blossoms 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 pistachio 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. Remove from the oven and let it cool on room temperature.
  • Dust with sugar and store in an air tight container.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.2g | Protein: 6.2g | Fat: 7.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 61mg | Sugar: 6.6g
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