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Ma'amoul Fillings

The filling inside the ma'amoul is what breathes life into it. The outer soft and delicate texture of the cookie combined with the crunchy, nutty, sweet and fragrant filling inside is utter bliss and so sensational! I love the fillings with nuts - be they almonds or walnuts or pistachios or mixed nuts.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 25 mamouls


Nut filling:

  • 1 cup Nuts pistachios or almonds or walnuts or mixed nuts
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs orange blossom water

Date filling:

  • 1 cup dates chopped or 1 cup date paste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tbs orange blossom water


  • Put the nuts in a zip lock bag. Take a pestle or a hammer and pound them coarsely.
  • Transfer them to a bowl. Add a major portion of the icing sugar, saving just a little to dust later.
  • Add orange blossom water. Mix well with a fork.
  • Drizzle the honey and mix well again.
  • Dust a little more icing sugar from what you saved earlier.
  • Make small rounds of them and keep them ready for stuffing the maamouls.
  • For the dates filling, chop finely or grind the dates or use good quality dates paste. Add the cinnamon, cardamom and orange blossom water, mix well and use this for stuffing the maamouls.
  • You can make different variations using chocolate chips, sweetened dried coconut etc and make different fillings with pistachios, walnuts, almonds or with a combination of all nuts together. You can also be creative and do something out of the box using dried apricots, figs or plums or any other dried fruit. For the complete maamoul recipe please click here
Keyword fillings, mamoul fillings, nut fillings, stuffing for cookies, sweet fillings
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