Ma’amoul Date Cookies

Indulge in the sweetness of these homemade ma’amoul date cookies! Center filled with soft dates with beautiful exterior. #happycookingtoyou #FoodFusion #digitalammi

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Prepare Date Filling:

-Khajoor (Dates) soft 150g (deseeded)

-Ghee (Clarified butter) 1 tbs

-Til (Sesame seeds) 1 tbs

-Pista (Pistachios) chopped 1-2 tbs

-Badam (Almonds) chopped 1-2 tbs

Prepare Dough:

-Sooji (Semolina) 1 & ½ Cup

-Ghee (Clarified butter) ½ Cup

-Doodh (Milk) warm 1/3 Cup

-Bareek cheeni (Caster sugar) ½ tsp

-Khameer (Instant yeast) ½ tsp

-Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted ¾ Cup

-Icing sugar ½ Cup

-Elaichi powder (Cardamom powder) ½ tsp

-Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) 1 pinch



Prepare Date Filling:

-In a chopper,add dates & chop well.

-Add clarified butter,sesame seeds,pistachios,almonds & pulse 1-2 times.

-With the help of greased hands,take out a small quantity of mixture (7g) & make balls of equal sizes & set aside.

Prepare Dough:

-In a bowl,add semolina,clarified butter & mix well,cover with cling film & refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

-In a jug,add warm milk,caster sugar,instant yeast & mix well,cover & let it proof for 5-10 minutes.

-Take out semolina mixture from refrigerator & mix well.

-Take out in a bowl,add all-purpose flour,icing sugar,cardamom powder,nutmeg powder & mix well.

-Add yeast mixture & mix well,cover with cling film & let it rest for 1 hour (warm place).

-Knead dough again,with the help of greased hands,take a small quantity of mixture (30g),make a ball then spread it on your flatten.

-Place a date filling over it,gather all the edges,make a ball & seal properly.

-Place them on a baking tray lined with butter paper.

-With the help of mooncake mold press (you can use any cookie mold of your choice),press to pinch the top of the dough in a deep,decorative pattern.

Option # 1: Oven Baking

-Bake in preheated oven at 170C for 10 minutes (on both grills) & 5 minutes on upper grill.

Option # 2: Air frying

-Air fry in preheated air fryer at 180C for 10 minutes.

-Let them cool at room temperature (makes 19-20).


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