Ma'amoul is normally served during celebrations, but I sneak it into my home several times a year because they are just so good!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup semolina
- 2 sticks salted butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon orange blossom water
- 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup pitted dates
- powdered sugar for dusting
- 2 tablespoons milk
In a medium bowl, combine flour and semolina. Set aside.
In a smaller bowl, beat together butter for 30-45 seconds. Slowly add in flour mixture until combined. Stir in milk, allspice, and orange blossom water. Roll dough into 12 pieces.
In a small bowl, combine dates and sugar. Set aside.
Grab your dough and push 2 inch circles into each piece. Place onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Place about 1 teaspoon of date mixture on top of dough. Fold and press dough together to seal the filling. Repeat with remaining dough and nut mixture.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar while warm.