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Maamoul Date Cookies (معمول بالتمر)

Pistachio Maamoul Cookies (معمول بالتمر)

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Created by Mariam E.
Pistachio Maamoul Cookies (معمول بالتمر) are very famous traditional Middle Eastern cookies that have been around for generations. 
Prep Time 12 hrs 58 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 58 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 24



  • 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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