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Ma’moul Cookies

Recipes Ingredients

  • 3 cups Ziyad Brand Farina
  • 2 cups Ziyad Brand Semolina
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 ⅓ cups Ziyad Brand Ghee (Melted)
  • 1 tsp Instant dry yeast
  • 2 tsp Ziyad Brand Mahlab
  • A few pieces of mistka 5-6
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • ½ cup Warm milk
  • Ziyad Brand Rose Wate


Step 1

In a large bowl combine farina, semolina, and flour. In a spice blender blend 2 tbsp sugar, mahlab, and mistka pieces. Add to the semolina, farina and flour mixture. Melt the butter or ghee in a pan over low heat.

Step 2

Add the warm butter to the dry mixture and mix with your hands until all the butter is absorbed! Cover and let it rest for 24-48 hours. After 24-48 hours add 1 tsp yeast and 1 tsp sugar to a 1/2 cup warm milk. Leave for 5 min. for the yeast to activate. Add to the ma’moul mixture and combine until all absorbed!

Step 3

Now add 1-2 tbsp of rose water and knead with your hands! Keep adding 1 tbsp at a time until you get a well combined and easy to shape dough. Cover and let rest for 15-20 min. Meanwhile prepare the fillings. For the dates filling mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Make small balls and set aside.

Step 4

For the walnut filling combine the crushed walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and rose water together. Set aside. Now ready to start!! Take a piece of the dough. Make sure you keep the dough in the bowl covered while working so that it doesn’t get dry! Make a ball with the dough. Flatten on your palm to make a circle. Place a ball of dates paste filling in the middle. Close the dough to form a ball and press to flatten a bit! Use a wooden spoon to make a hole in the middle. Use the mamoul tongs to decorate the ma’moul. Place on a pan lined with parchment paper.

Step 5

To prepare the walnut ma’moul shape the dough into a ball. Then using your finger make a whole and add the walnut mixture then close. Shape with the tongs. You can also use the special ma’moul molds for easier and faster shaping! If the dough becomes a bit dry add few drops of rose water or water, mix and keep working!

Step 6

Bake at 400 F until the bottom turns golden brown then broil from top. Let cool on a cookie rack.