Chef Abukass Recipes

Saudi Maamoul

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Preparation time:
15 Min
very easy
Saudi Arabia



- Maamoul is the popular festive dessert in all Arab countries and the differences between recipes are minor.

- The traditional fillings are dates, pistachios, walnuts and pine nuts.

- Preparing maamoul is a ritual that still gathers families.

- Lately, there have been trends of using new fillings such as chocolate and sesame.

Ingredients Description
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

Filling ingredients:

  • Dates filling: soft and coreless dates with little vegetable oil and cardamom
  • Nutsfilling: nuts, sugar powderas desired and little rose water

- Heat oven to high temperature, place shelf in the middle. Prepare short edges oven trays.

- To prepare maamoul dough: Sift flour in a deep bowl, add remaining dry ingredients and mix well with each other.

- Add butter to mixture until it becomes like bread crumbs. Add egg and vanilla powder, mix well until you have cohesive dough. Keep aside to rest.

- Meanwhile, prepare fillings.

- Start filling maamoul with dough pieces at the same size of maamoul’smold. Spread dough on your palm and put relevant amount of filling, shape it as a ball then place it in mold and place them gently in trays.

- Bake for 20 minutes or until it becomes golden.


Move maamoul to serving plate, you can garnish with sugar powder.