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IMG_0985Mamul is a traditional Middle Eastern cookie that is made for the Eid holidays twice a year. It has a lovely flour and semolina base and can be filled with spiced nuts or dates. There is a special wooden mold for making these cookies which can be found at Middle Eastern food stores. You can make them without the mold but must be creative. ย Traditionally rose water or orange blossom water is used in these cookies but the kids do not care for this so I have omitted it.


3 cups flour

1 cup semolina

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups butter softened


2 cups chopped walnuts, mixed with 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 Tbs. water




Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, semolina, sugar and butter in a mixer until well combined. Knead for 2-5 minutes.

Roll some dough into a ball and flatten it out in your hand. A funny little note- the ball is not as large as it might look in this picture. For some reason both Foof’s hand and the ball look enormous. The ball is the same size as an average ball of dough for a cookie! This will also depend on the size of the mold. These cookies do not spread out during baking.



Put a large spoon of nuts in the middle of the flattened dough and wrap edges around it, press together into a ball form. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on mold to prevent sticking. Foof and the girls made these cookies and they said they put a little powdered sugar after doing a few cookies or if they saw them stick to the mold. ย Place in the mold and lightly press down. We want to get the imprint of the mold but do not want the cookie to stick in the mold.



Turn mold over and tap until cookie comes out.


Place in oven until light brown approximately 20 minutes.

Let cookies cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.



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  1. These look so mouthwatering, Lynn. Those pretty shells look like a shortbread-type of mixture, and I imagine the semolina will give them a really unique falovour. The nutty filling looks scruptious too. And all presented on that beautiful crockery. I’m going to have to find one of those moulds!

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    November 25, 2015
  2. Mamul sounds interesting, looks delicious and tempting. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 25, 2015
  3. These look absolutely delicious and perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚


    November 25, 2015
  4. These look delicious and how unique Lynn! I’ve never used seminola before, is it coarser than regular flour? Thank you for sharing a new (delicious looking) dessert!

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    November 25, 2015
    • It is coarser than flour. thanks Heather


      November 25, 2015
      • I’ve seen it as an ingredient before but I’ve never used it, I’ll have to give it a try! I was also going to say the shape of these desserts kind of remind me French Madeleines a little bit… they’re so cute!!

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        November 25, 2015
  5. Yummm, these look beautiful and sound delicious! I have never heard of seminola before either. I suppose you have to get this at a Middle Eastern store? Thank you for the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 25, 2015
    • semolina is used in making pasta so it is easily available at many stores. I got mine at my local grocery store in the specialty food sections. I hope you find it dear! As always thanks for visiting me!!

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      November 25, 2015
  6. Wow! Wonderful. Such pretty presentation. I’d like to find one of those moulds in my stocking!

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    November 25, 2015
  7. izza ifzaal #

    I wish there was semolina here so I could make it. Lovely job u did here

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    November 25, 2015
  8. Lynn, these look delightful. What a cute mould ! I love nuts, so this will go down well. But, again, one will just not do, I can see myself munching on these in abundance ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 25, 2015
  9. Yummy, looks very interesting too!

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    November 25, 2015
  10. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I’ve tasted these delicious treats, years ago. I loved them. now I’ll have to get some semolina flour, and try your recipe. Thank you!

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    November 25, 2015
  11. Jay #

    Oh, I’ve never seen such a mould before!

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    November 25, 2015
  12. I have never cooked with seminola. I may want to explore this flour. These look so pretty! Perfect for tea I would think! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 25, 2015
    • Yes they are really different Kat, I will get on it and make the date ones and post that soon. They are easy to eat and go well with tea!

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      November 25, 2015
  13. They look beautiful and I’m sure they’re delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 25, 2015
  14. Lynz, is there anything you can’t make!!??
    You’re pics are more delicious than my actual food โค๏ธ

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    November 25, 2015
  15. Just love your bakes , Lynn! this looks fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 25, 2015
  16. Beautiful, great work ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 25, 2015
  17. Portia - From Within #

    I used to love these cookies when I lived in Qatar! Definitely going to make these for thanksgiving ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    November 26, 2015
  18. These cookies look so special & fun to make this way! Yummm!
    Lovely fun photos too! x

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    November 27, 2015
  19. Lynn, before I leave for my trip, I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving (I imagine you are celebrating?) and I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    November 27, 2015
  20. Alyssa's Mommy #

    I shouldn’t be looking at your blog while I’m hungry lol I’m getting more cravings!

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    November 27, 2015

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