I absolutely love these Maamoul Cookies, I am so glad that I now know how to make them. I had to first learn how to make the date paste as I could not buy this anywhere locally! If you want my recipe for the date paste here is the link: date-paste-recipe I also had to have a maamoul cookie mould - which a friend kindly got for me!
- 2 Cups of Plain Flour
- 1 cup of semolina
- 200g soft butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of Orange Blossom Water
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- Powdered Icing Powder
Step 1: Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius
Step 2: Mix the Flour and Semolina into a mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add the softened butter to the mixture.
Step 4: Add the milk and orange blossom water and make into a dough.
Step 5: Make small balls about the size of golf balls with the dough.
Step 6: Take one ball and hollow it out and place into the maamoul mould.
Step 7: Take a small amount of date paste and place it inside the hollowed out ball and press into the mould.
Step 8: Then fold the edges of the pastry over covering the date paste and flatten down.
Step 9: Then take the mould and bang lightly at the side to free the pastry from the mould.
Step 10: Place onto a non-stick baking sheet with the others that you will make.
Step 11: Place into the pre-heated oven for about 20-25 minutes. Making sure they are golden brown.
Step 12: Place onto a cooling rack once they have cooked.
Step 13: Once cooled down, sprinkle them with the powdered icing sugar.
Step 14: They are now ready to Eat!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe, I am hoping to do another recipe soon using the date paste again!