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Shalom and Salaam with Mamoul [Date filled cookies]

Mamoul is a middle eastern cookie served for special holidays. I like these cookies as it does not use whole lot of sugar as you would expect in a cookie. The sweetness is provided by dates, which makes it more healthy. My recipe is inspired from here, I have made few changes to suit my taste....

[This is my entry for CLICK event ]

All purpose flour [maida] - 1/2 cup
Semolina - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Rose water - 1.5 tbsp
Butter [unsalted]- 2.5 tbsp
Salt - pinch
Whole milk - 1/2 cup
Pitted dates - 15
Broken pistachios

Method For Dough:

Sieve together all purpose flour, semolina, salt and baking powder. Rub in the butter with hands and keep it aside

Next add rose water to the milk and use it to form dough of the above mix and let it sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour [the dough may not be firm at this stage. Don't worry, the semolina will absorb the excess fluid in course of time it will improve the consistency ]

Method For Filling:

Chop the pitted dates and saute' on medium heat with little butter [you can skip this step, it tastes equally good]

Grind the dates in a food processor or beat it with the back of the laddle to break further the cooked dates

Divide the mixture equally based on the number of cookies you want to make

Method For Making Cookies:

Make equal sized balls from the dough [approx 12 in number]. Take each ball , flatten it out lightly and fill it with date mixture. Seal the the ball by pinching the open ends with fingers

Roll the date filled balls over broken pistachios and keep it on a cookie tray

Bake it in the middle rack of the oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or till they get light golden in color

Cool the cookies before you indulge on them!!

My entries:

This is also my entry for SHF- Fruit and Nut event

I would like to thank Madhuram of Eggless cooking for letting me enter this recipe for Low fat eggless baking event

Check my other Date recipes: Date Rolls and Date Muffins


Pavithra said…
Perfect for the event renu..nice and different recipe.. love dates so i can try this imme
Renu said…
Thank you Pavithra for such a quick try it out
Mangala Bhat said…
Wow! perfect entry looks yummy and new to me ..Thanks for visitng and ur comment@ my blog ..Keep visitng ..happy blogging
Renu these cookies are looking very cute and I loved the filling as well as the coating with nuts!!!! They looks soft guess they should have melted in the mouth!!!
Renu said…
Thanks Mangala and Ramya for visiting my blog.....
These cookies taste just awesome,do try it....

@ Ramya....the cookies are not as soft as they look probably due to low fat, but it does not compromise on taste ...try it out...
yummy...never tried this
Prathibha said…
Those Cookies look wonderful..loved the pistachio's topping n the healthy date filling..yummy!!
Nice Click, Healthy cookies looks so dates, nice presentation.
Suparna said…
hey renu,
beautiful cookies inside out :)dates are delightful aren't they?! love the idea of dates filling beautiful click, keep up the good work dear.
Parita said…
i have been trying to make date filled cookies from a very long time..will make these sometime soon :)
Date filled cookies sounds great and very innovative.I have heard it for the first time.Just seen your comment on Hari chandana's blog.Well Renu this is with reference to email and links to this post active query.Click Layout then just scroll down.You will find Blog posts,their you will find Edit.Click on it,when it opens you can find mail,links to this post,just click and save.
Have sometime then leave your feedback on my blog.
If possible Delete this comment.
Pooja said…
awesome click renu ! thanz for dropping by my blog !
Priti said…
Wonderful recipe healthy and yum..bookmarked it
Mansi said…
wow! I love Date-filled cookies; they have a typical middle-eastern flavor:) thanks for sharing these with SHF Renu!
bee said…
thank you for your lovely entry, dear renu.
DK said…
Anything with dates, I am in. Wonderful cookies.

Thanks for the mail. Great to see your blog - will go through your recipes and will update when I make something :)

Happy Blogging
Ann said…
Wow this looks very d'lish! I love the filling and sure goona try this soon :P
Kalai said…
Cookie with out sugar ....wonderful.Great recipe with dates.
Pooja said…
Yummy one renu..
Sweta said…
Never eaten dates in a cokkie-love the idea!!
Padma said…
That is a beautiful click and perfect for the event Renu... dates filled cookies look yummm... and thanks for dropping by and leaving your commments in my blog ...keep visiting:)
Renu said…
thank you F.R.I.E.N.D.S for your wonderful comments!
Wow looks perfect and that tempting filling....
Hari Chandana said…
looks yummyyy..nice recipe :)
Malar Gandhi said…
Awesome click, loved ur arrangement. Great recipe too, who can resist this...dates filled, so tempting to me.
ginger said…
oh! this looks so good renu! i could easily veganise this too!

Ammu said…
Looks delicious & tempting snack.
Pinky said…
Very new to me..........Lovely blog you have...Love to visit again...and Thanks for visiting my blog too...keep visiting...
Mandira said…
Aren't they delicious? great idea!
Nithya Praveen said…
Looks wonderful.Perfect entry for click!
Ammu said…
Lovely dish. There is something waiting for u in my blog.
Renu said…
Hello All,
Thank you so much !!!
Yasmeen said…
Awesome,I love these:)
veena said…
First time here..Yummy cookies..U have a very nice blog ..keep up the good work
Justin said…
this looks really interesting. i've definitely never heard of them before.
Renu said…
thx Yasmeen, Veena and Justin
Hari Chandana said…
looks perfect..will try soon.. thanks for the recipe :)
Madhuram said…
I've seen something similar in Indira's blog and have wanted to try it for long time now. Your version is also good and the cookies look so tasty.

Send this one also for the event. I know I have mentioned as recipes to be posted from June 4th, but this one is just a day before. So it's ok.
Anonymous said…
Renu said…
semolina is important as it gives texture and binds the dough.

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