• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 20 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

FIlled with dates or peanut, this crumbly and oval-shaped biscuit has a Middle Eastern origin. A variation without the filling is biskut arab, sometimes also called biskut suji. Other name: Ma’amoul Cookies (Arabic).

This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

This recipe is best with
Anchor Unsalted Butter

Recipe Ingredient

  • Filling:
  • 200g fried peanuts
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g butter (at room temperature)
  • Dough:
  • 500 g plain flour
  • 60 g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 325 g ghee
  • 1/2 egg
  • 80 pieces paper cups


    To prepare filling:
  1. In an electric blender, blend peanuts and sugar finely.
  2. Put mixture into a bowl and stir in butter to form a paste.
  3. Shape filling into small balls of about 4g each.
  4. To prepare dough:
  5. Pan-fry the flour in a dry wok until just warm.
  6. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, salt, ghee and egg.
  7. Sift in warm flour and mix until a dough forms.
  8. To shape and bake:
  9. Form 8g balls of dough and fill each with peanut filling.
  10. Pinch using pincers to create patterns (optional) and place into paper cups.
  11. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes.
  12. Remove and cool cookies before storing.

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