Lebanese maamoul biscuits (mamoul biscuits)

8 servings
2 hours
15 min


Number of serving: 8
Biscuit Ingredients

250gr all purpose flour

250gr fine semolina

225gr unsalted butter (at room temperature)

100gr icing sugar

1/2 teaspoon of mahlep powder

1 tablespoon of rose water

1 tablespoon of orange blossom water

Filling Ingredients

2 cups of raw pistachio nuts

¼ cup of caster sugar

1 tsp of rose water

1 tsp of water with bitter orange flavor

¼ cup of water (room temperature)


  • Biscuit Preparation
    1st Day:
    1. With an electric mixer beat the butter with the icing sugar until light and fluffy.
    2. Sift flour, semolina and mahlep together; add them to the butter and combine.
    3. Add the rose water and the orange blossom water and mix well.
    4. Allow to rest at room temperature over night, covered with clean film.

    2nd Day:
    1. Mix all filling ingredients together and let aside to rest for ½ an hour.
    2. With a teaspoon form small pistachio balls; cover with a clean film.
    3. With a tablespoon do the same with the biscuit dough.
    4. Form a well into the biscuit dough and then fill it with the pistachio ball; then cover the pistachio filling with the biscuit dough.
    5. Use the maamoul special equipment to form the shape that you like. If you do not have this equipment you can bake them in any form that you like.
    6. Refrigerate for ½ an hour; place them on an oven tray 5cm apart from each other.
    7. Preheat the oven to 190ºC and bake maamoul for 15 minutes, or until the edges of the biscuits become golden brown.

    8. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing the biscuits from the oven tray to a wire rack.


Lebanese Maamoul Biscuits (Mamoul Biscuits), photo 1
Lebanese Maamoul Biscuits (Mamoul Biscuits), photo 2
Lebanese Maamoul Biscuits (Mamoul Biscuits), photo 3


Where can I get the maamoul tool to make that cone shape?


I got mine from Lebanon, so I guess if you go online you will be able to find one.

Sorry I forgot to ask, Have you ever used different kinds of nuts?


Yes, it will be fine. I am not sure though whether walnuts will taste nice...



Looks wonderful!

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Perfect recipe!

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