The Holy month of Ramadan is ending soon and the holiday, Eid al-Fitr will be observed and celebrated worldwide in couple of days. Wish you all and your families a very happy holiday.
Here you will find two recipes for the traditional Eid cookies. The first recipe is for Date filled cookies, which are known as kaek bil ajweh. The dough is normally filled with ground dates with the addition of some spices to it. The spices that I used are pre-mixed cookie spices, such as fennel and anise, both ground and whole. You may use cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg or even cardamom, it is all up to your own taste. Ground Mahleb is also used.
For the pistachio filled cookies, which is called mamoul, I added Orange Blossom water and powdered sugar. You may add honey if you like instead of the sugar.
1 Cup (16 tbs) (Not Roasted Or Salted)
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Orange blossom water
2 Tablespoon (For Mixing The Pistachios)
1. Fill the dough with the Pistachio mix. Use a mold to shape the cookies. I used a plastic mold and the results were good.
2. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 400 F for 8-10 minutes or depending on your oven. The cookies should be must be golden in color and not brown.
3. Cool the cookies.
4. Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar and served with coffee or tea.
May you all have a great holiday and wish you many returns.
Pistachio cookie is one of the most exotic and rich cookie due to its animated looks, rare taste and crisp texture. It looks like a normal cookie until you bite into it and get lost in its luscious pistachio filling. Look at the video recipe for details.