Maamoul Recipe (LC14108): These small shortbread pastries stuffed with exotic dry fruits are what Middle Eastern treats are made of.
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In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, semolina and baking powder. Mix well.
All Purpose flour
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Next add unsalted butter & milk to dry ingredients and combine until dough is formed.
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In a food processor, blend walnuts until fine and crumbly.
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Pour walnuts into the bowl and add sugar and cinnamon.
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Next, put the dates into the food processor and blend. Remove and make small size balls.
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Coat the dates ball in the walnut mixture. Remove and set aside.
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Preheat oven to 180°C / 356°F.
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To form ma'amoul cookies, roll dough into balls, poke an indent into the ball and place some of the filling inside, close the opening until all of the filling is concealed.
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Next, Wipe down the ma'amoul mould with oil so that dough does not stick.
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Press ball into the ma'amoul mould and then tap out the cookie.
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Place the cookies on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 180°C / 356°F for 20 minutes, until bottom of the cookies is light brown.
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Remove cookies and let cool completely, dust cookies with icing sugar.
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Serve hot or cold.