Mamool / Maamoul

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Mamool is a traditional Middle Eastern cookies recipe.They are semolina based cookies that have three traditional fillings including pistachio, walnut and most demanding dates filling. Traditionally Mamool is formed in a specific design mold but you can also make them with your hands as well.
Likewise other cookies, Mamool is also a baked recipe, after baking, you need to make them cool and coat them with powdered sugar.
Although it is a festive recipe, especially in Arab countries people eat them at night during Ramadan and Eid, and easter Sunday but you can prepare it at home anytime when your sweet tooth craving to have some sweet.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Recipe Taste Sweet
Servings 9


For cookies dough

  • 300 gm semolina
  • 100 gm powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk powder
  • 80 gm all purpose flour
  • 80 gm butter or ghee
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch Salt and Luke warm milk as needed

For Fillings

  • 200 gm dates
  • 80 gm pistachios minced
  • 80 gm walnut minced
  • 1 teaspoon green cardamom powder
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp water

For yeast mixture

  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 3 tbsp water


  • To prepare Mamool, first of all we need to take a big bowl and add semolina in it.
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  • Now add the melted butter or ghee and oil in it and softly rub the butter and oil into the semolina mixture.
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  • Now cover this mixture with cling wrap and leave it for couple of hours.
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  • Now add dry ingredients in this mixture like milk powder, powdered sugar, salt, baking powder, nutmeg powder, all purpose flour and mix them well together.
  • Now prepare yeast mixture, take bowl add 3 table spoon water, yeast and sugar in it and set aside until the surface of this mixture becomes foamy.
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  • Its time to add wet ingredients into dry ingredients, add rose water, yeast mixture, vanilla essense in to the semolina mixture and with the help of milk knead a soft dough.
  • Cover this mixture atleast for 1 hour.
  • We will use this gap to prepare filling, For dates filling, firstly remove seed from all dates and grind them until they turn into a paste. You can use this paste as it is, but to make it more flavourful, add some mix nuts in it.
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  • For pistachios filling take a bowl add minced pistachios in it and then add cardamom powder, 1.5 table spoon water and sugar in it and mix well together.
  • For walnut filling Take a bowl add minced walnut in it and then sugar, 1.5 table spoon water then mix them all well together.
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  • To make the mamool we use a plastic mold, traditionally there is different kinds of molds for each filling. But you can also prepare them without using any mold or anything.
  • Now take a lemon size ball from the dough and give it to the smooth round shape. Put it in the center of your palm and press slightly.
  • Now add the 1 tea spoon of filling in the center of this flat dough ball. And then fold it up again to give it a ball shape again.(meanwhile preheat the oven )
  • Now put the stuffed ball in the proper mold and press slightly to give it the shape.(like wise prepare all Mamool with all three fillings).
  • Put the prepared Mamool in the cooking tray and bake them on 230℃ until they get colored or for about 15 minutes.
  • After you bake them, coat them with powder sugar and serve with Kahwa or tea or coffee as your choice..
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  • If you are not having Mamool mold, to give it proper shape, no need to worry, you can decorate the stuffed ball with fork or knife or anything, because it is just a creativity.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 493 kcal | Carbohydrates: 70 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0.3 g | Cholesterol: 24 mg | Sodium: 97 mg | Potassium: 423 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 33 g | Vitamin A: 307 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 89 mg | Iron: 3 mg

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Roop Parashar

Hi... I am Roop, a fun-loving person and a foodie. My love for food extends to my kitchen, where i try out new dishes from around the world.

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