Starting the Color Brown theme I bring you an easy and of course delicious version of Maamoul. This Arabian dessert is a delicate cookie dough filled with dates that are perfumed with cardamom and cinnamon.
Maamoul is mostly made and served on special occasions like Eid but you know how things are here at Arina Cooking, we believe that delicious food should not be enjoyed on special occasions only and for this reason, I ask you to make some Maamoul today!
Making Maamoul – Date Filled Cookies.
When I was a little girl, the idea of making Maamoul scared me, I always saw a group of women spending most of the day in the kitchen making Maamoul. Silly me, I thought this dessert is time consuming but in reality, it was so simple and tasty that women spend all that time making big batches of it.
This filled cookie can be found in different shapes and sizes too. Maamoul molds can be big or small in size but are traditionally made from wood. However, you don’t need to buy a mold, my dear, look at the picture below! I have used the back of a juicer top as a mold.
I have flipped the juicer top, filled it with the cookie dough, and it worked like a charm. Therefore, be creative and make different designs (if you wish) with cookie cutters or even plastic molds, it will not affect the taste.
Maamoul Tip and Recipe.
Do not over bake the Maamoul, it might look under baked after 20 minutes, but after you let it cool it will firm up and will melt in your mouth. Over baking will make it very crunchy and it will lose the buttery flavor.
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