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Maamoul Recipe

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Maamoul Recipe


Los Alamos National Laboratory
Maamoul is a cookie like, nut filled pastry. It can be filled with a variety of nuts, but is best made with walnuts, pistachios, or almonds. This maamoul recipe is not only easy, but delicious!

These nutty cookies normally served during celebrations, but I sneak it in in my home several times a year because they are just so good!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 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 chopped nuts (pistachios, walnuts, or almonds)
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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 nuts and sugar. Set aside.

Grab your dough and push 2 inch circles into it, then place onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Place about 1 teaspoon of nut mixture on top of dough. Fold and press dough together to seal the filling. Repeat with remaining dough and nut mixture.

Bake maamoul for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
YUMMY AND REAL EASY!!, Member RitaSchembri

You have got to try it out!! It is one of the easiest and yummiest biscuit I've made!! Also it is very cheap to make. I did alot of searchs for the easiest recipe of Ma'amoul biscuits. I noticed that some use a special tool to mould the biscuits. I don't live in a arab/turkish country but all I did was place the biscuit mixture in my palm and form a circle (2"" circle) making sure to make it as a cup shape to be able to add nut mixture in centre. Then fold over the biscuit over the nut mixture and lightly (using both palms of my hand) roll into a ball. I didn't press too hard as few times it crumbled.

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