Maamoul is a very old middle eastern treat. People always eat it at special occasion for Christian its easter . And for muslims its Ramadan. In the Middle East dates grown locally and muslim eats dates when they break fasting its a traditional that goes back for years.
For cookie dough you gonna need:
Shredded un-sweeten coconut 60g
Icing sugar 150g
All purpose flour 280g
Cream the butter and icing sugar on 1 speed for 1 minute.
Then add the flour, semolina, shredded un-sweeten coconut in a mixing bowl, add milk and mix it all together.
Let the dough rest for 30 minutes in the cooler.
For dates fillings:
Pitted dates 500g
Clean the pistachio remove the shells thoroughly. Combine the water and dates. Cook on a low heat, constantly stirring until it become sticky. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Bake the maamoul cookies for 8 to 12 minutes always check the bottom of the cookies if its golden brown means the cookies are baked.