Ma’amoul Shortbread Cookies

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    26

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      1 hr

Appears in

The Jewelled Kitchen

The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

These cookies are traditionally created using three beautiful wooden moulds, each engraved to identify their fillings.

Ingredients

  • 140 g/5 oz/1 cup semolina, plus extra for dusting
  • 35

Method

  1. Put the semolina, farina, sugar and mahlab in a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter along with the orange blossom water and beat well. Knead the mixture for 3–4 minutes, working it into a pliable dough. Cover with cling film/plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the fillings. For the pistachio filling, put the pistachios, sug