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Ma'amoul - Nut Filled Cookie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (pistachios, walnuts, or almonds)
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine flour and semolina. Set aside.

In a smaller bowl, beat together butter for 30-45 seconds. Slowly add in flour mixture until combined. Stir in milk, allspice, and orange blossom water. Roll dough into 12 pieces.

In a small bowl, combine nuts and sugar. Set aside.

Grab your dough and push 2 inch circles into it, then place onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Place about 1 teaspoon of nut mixture on top of dough. Fold and press dough together to seal the filling. Repeat with remaining dough and nut mixture.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

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