This biscuit is a traditional Arab sweet used on special occasions. It is definitely a must have and simple to make, though note to only very slightly brown the biscuits. The biscuit or cookie can be filled with walnut or pistachio or dates. I've included both, the choice is entirely up to you! Remember: do not expect the dough of the biscuit to be cohesive, but it will be damp enough to form into balls to pack into the cookie moulds. This recipe needs to be started a day ahead.
The measures in this recipe have been changed to measurements more familiar to Australian and New Zealand cooks.
Substitute butter or margarine for vegetable shortening.
Cookie moulds can be bought at some kitchen shops but you can also use mini muffin tins to shape the Ma'mouls
I really want to make these but would like to see a picture of the finished item can anyone help - 06 Oct 2013
This is it. The best biscuit that has ever been created on this earth. Just make sure not to have it during a diet. - 26 Sep 2009