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Maamoul (Date Filled Cookies)

Recipe

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A crumbly semolina cookie filled with slightly scented date paste. These famous Middle Eastern cookies will get you addicted!

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Ingredients

Butter Dates Fine semolina Flour Ghee (samna) Ground mahlab Ground mastic Half and half  Maamoul spices Powdered milk Sugar Yeast

Add the warm melted butter and samna onto the semolina and rub between hands for 5-10 minutes.

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Leave it covered for 24-48 hours before stuffing continues.

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Step 3

Add the rest of the dry ingredients to the semolina after resting.

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Mix yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar with warm liquid and let it activate.

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Mix with semolina and knead for 5 minutes, then let it rest covered for 20-30 minutes.

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Combine the ingredients of the date filling very well.

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Stuff the maamoul and bake on a cookie sheet at 425 F for about 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.

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Transfer to top rack for 3-5 minutes until dried and a tiny bit golden.

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