Semolina Date Cookies

Mamoul bi Tamer (maa-mool bee tum-mer)


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    2 dozen

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Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

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Traditionally these cookies are offered around the holidays and on special occasions, although we never needed a special occasion to enjoy these treats. They are made of buttery semolina dough stuffed with a variety of fillings, then pressed into decoratively carved wooden molds of varying shapes and sizes. The different shapes include shallow, circular cookies filled with dates, as shown on the next page; circular dome-shaped ones filled with walnuts and dusted with powdered sugar; and long, tapered ones filled with pistachios also dusted with powdered sugar. The cookies remain a golden-blond color once baked.