Monday 3 February 2014

Maamoul Cookies Recipe

maamoul cookies recipe

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

maamoul cookies recipe

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.

maamoul cookies recipe

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.

maamoul cookies recipe

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!


  1. Jazaki'Allahu khair for the recipe! Looks lovely. I eat these once in a while, but have never made them, will try one day..insha'Allah.

  2. yummy! I love these cookies, too, right after makrout, my all-time favorite from Algeria, the Land of Fried Cookies soaked in Syrup and french fries - a diabetic's nightmare! LOL

  3. mash'Allah...I love these cakes and your recipe looks simple enough for me...only I haven't got a mould and after checking amazon and ebay I can tell is gonna be hard to get one...anyways I will file the recipe and maybe one day....thanks for sharing

  4. I love these biscuits Karima. And following your recipe, it does not appear too hard to make. I should have a try soon.
    Thanks and stay well.

  5. I love these! yum :) never made my own though only bought the pre made


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