Maamoul

Recipe by Nadya
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 20-25
YIELD: 40 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare the filling.
  • For the nuts filling, finely chop the nuts and add sugar and enough orange-blossom water to moisten and hold the nuts together. If you're using walnuts, reduce the amount of the water to 1 tablespoon.
  • For the dates filling, place the pitted dates in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, take out and immediately mash with a fork to form a paste. Set aside to cool completely.
  • In a mixer or by hand mix the flour, sugar and butter. Add the water and milk just enough for the dough to hold together.
  • Let rest for 30 minutes as this makes the dough easier to handle.
  • Form the cookies.
  • Take a walnut size lump of dough.
  • Roll it into a ball and hollow it out with your thumb. Pinch the sides up to make a pot shape.
  • Fill the hole three-quarters full with the filling.
  • Bring the dough up over the opening to close into a ball. Flatten slightly.
  • Slightly decorate the tops with tweezers or a fork, (this will help the confectioners' sugar to cling after they are baked.
  • Place cookies on parchment paper and cook in a pre-heated 325 F oven for 20-25 minutes. Cookies should not become brown as this will affect the taste.
  • While warm, dust the cookies with confectioners' or powered sugar.
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