Peanut butter ma’amoul cookies

Buttery on the outside, sweet and nutty on the inside – that’s the promise on offer with our innovative recipe for peanut butter ma’amoul cookies. You can take follow our method two different ways: inspired by tradition with the peanut butter filling, or in a truly modern direction by making ma’amoul thumbprint cookies.

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Recipe by: Goody Kitchen

  • 4 Persons
  • 1:03 Hours
  • Easy Recipe

Serving Size

  • 1

    Whisk together the semolina, flour, icing sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Use your fingertips to gently rub the butter in to the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the milk and bring together to form a smooth ball of dough. Wrap in cling film for an hour.

  • 2

    Combine the peanut butter and condensed milk in a small bowl. 

  • 3

    Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper. For our modern thumbprint cookies, scoop the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar then arrange in on the prepared tray, with 2-inch gaps. Press a thumbprint in the centre of each ball, about ½-inch deep. Fill with 1 tsp peanut butter mixture. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. 

  • 4

    For traditional ma’amoul shapes, take golf-ball sized pieces of dough and press into a ma’amoul mould. Add 1 tsp of the peanut butter mixture to each, then top with a similar-sized piece of dough, pressing the pieces together to seal. Trim the excess then tap the ma’amoul mould against a hard surface to release the cookies. Arrange on the tray and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.