Ma’amouls | Date stuffed Cookies

Maamouls are crispy and tasty semolina cookies filled with sweet date paste. These cookies make a perfect tea time snack or even a wonderful a healthy dessert cookies.

The ma’amouls cookies are kind of shortbread cookies filled with dates and or sometimes nuts like almonds, pistachios etc. Normally ma’amouls can be made in round or oval shapes but the Lebanese people have some special wooden moulds to make impressions on the cookies. These moulds are almost like the Sondesh mould in Bengali households.

Nevertheless, whatever the shape would be these cookies are so amazing and totally melt in mouth kind that they were all gone in the same day.

Blogging Marathon#79 Week1/Day3
Theme-Lebanese Recipes
Source196 Flavors

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Crispy and tasty semolina cookies filled with sweet date paste.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 24 Cookies
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 1/2 cup fine semolina
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
For filling
  • 12 to 15 no. mejdjool dates, pitted
  1. In a food processor make a paste of dates. Set aside.

  2. In a mixing bowl add semolina, all purpose flour, sugar and baking powder. 

  3. Add in butter and milk and mix together to make a smooth dough. 

  4. Cover the dough and let it chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

  5. Remove from fridge and make round balls flatten on your palm and fill a teaspoon of date filling in the centre. 

  6. Roll again to make a ball and arrange them on the baking tray.

  7. If you have maamouls press and use it to make designs. 

  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

  9. Sprinkle icing sugar, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Store in air tight container to keep the cookies crispy and fresh.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Container 20 cookies

Amount Per Serving
Calories 619 Calories from Fat 221.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.6g 38%
Saturated Fat 15.1g 76%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 90.6g 30%
Dietary Fiber 4.9g 20%
Sugars 29.7g
Protein 11.4g 23%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



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7 comments on “Ma’amouls | Date stuffed Cookies”

  1. Preeti says:

    Wow.. very interesting recipe.. never heard such kind of cookies. Thanks 4 sharing.

  2. Varada says:

    These sounds delicious. Bookmarked to try soon.

  3. Wow.. Just love the idea of stuffing dates.. I am bookmarking this recipe.. Totally loved it!!

  4. Vaishali says:

    These are lovely cookies , dates would make it healthy too . I remember looking for the maa mouls mould in Dubai , but couldn’t find one .

  5. Jyoti says:

    They look so good. an apt recipe choice for the theme

  6. Gayathri says:

    I have made it earlier and loved it totally. Your cookies are so good. Absolutely inviting..

  7. Looks very pretty sapana ! beautiful clicks!

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