Maamoul with dates and pistachio

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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:

Semolina 140g

Shredded  un-sweeten coconut 60g

Milk 100g

Butter 280g

Icing sugar 150g

All purpose flour 280g

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Method:

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

Water 420g

Pistachio 150g

Method:

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.

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