Maamoul Recipe

Maamoul cookies
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 pastries (serves 12)
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Maamoul is a cookie like, nut filled pastry. It can be filled with a variety of nuts, but is best made with walnuts, pistachios, or almonds. This maamoul recipe is not only easy, but delicious!

These nutty cookies normally served during celebrations, but I sneak it in in my home several times a year because they are just so good!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (pistachios, walnuts, or almonds)
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons milk

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a medium bowl, combine flour and semolina. Set aside.In a smaller bowl, beat together butter for 30-45 seconds. Slowly add in flour mixture until combined. Stir in milk, allspice, and orange blossom water. Roll dough into 12 pieces.In a small bowl, combine nuts and sugar. Set aside.Grab your dough and push 2 inch circles into it, then place onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Place about 1 teaspoon of nut mixture on top of dough. Fold and press dough together to seal the filling. Repeat with remaining dough and nut mixture.Bake maamoul for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.