For 9 people

  • Coarse yellow semolina: ½ kg
  • Butter: 1 ¾ cups
  • Yeast: ½ tablespoon
  • Mahlab: ¼ tablespoon
  • Sugar: ¾ cup
  • Powdered milk: ¼ cup
  • Water: 1 cup
  • To prepare the filling:
  • Pistachios: ½ kg
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Rose water: ¼ cup
  • Sugar syrup: 2/3 cup
  • Olive oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Pitted dates: 1 kg
  • Sugar: ½ cup
  • Powdered nutmeg: ½ teaspoon
  • Orange blossom water: ¼ cup


To prepare the dough: mix the ingredients well in the Moulinex Masterchef Gourmet until you get firm dough.

To prepare the fillings: blend the pistachios and mix with the sugar, sugar syrup and orange blossom water.

Put the olive oil in a bowl; add the dates, sugar, nutmeg and rose water.

Blend in the Moulinex Masterchef Gourmet mincer head until smooth.

Shape the dough into walnut-sized balls. Put a ball in the palm of your left hand and make a hole into it, using the thumb of your right hand. Fill the hole with the pistachio or date mixture. Seal the dough around the filling and make a well in the center.

Repeat the same steps with the remaining dough balls then place the cookies on a non-stick baking tray.

Bake maamoul cookies in a preheated 180°C oven for 30 minutes, making sure to shake the tray from time to time.