Guest Chef Wednesday! Mamul by Lynn from Lynz Real Cooking!


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Mamul is a baking masterpiece offered by my dear friend Lynn of LynzRealCooking. She’s an amazing women with extreme diverse culinary talents whom I hold in high regard and close to my heart. Please check out her blog–it’s nothing short of incredible!

Lynn says, “Mamul 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.  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.”

Here is my attempt at Lynn’s incredible recipe.  These nutty, confectionery delights melt in your mouth in all of their light, buttery, spice-filled glory. My family quickly became fans—the unending Mmmm’s are still ringing within the walls of my kitchen 🙂  Mamul are a perfect addition to holiday and everyday baking. Truly and utterly Amazing! Thanks, Lynn! Love ya!

Mamul

Ingredients

3 cups flour

1 cup semolina

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups butter softened

¼ cup heavy cream

Filling

2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans, mixed with 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 Tbs. water or vanilla. I also used fig jam and apricot preserves…sky’s the limit!

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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Mix flour, semolina, sugar and butter in a mixer until well combined. Knead for 2-5 minutes. Add cream in dryer climates or when in higher altitudes. I live at 4500 feet in elevation and used all the cream. Baking  is much different here than in normal elevations. At times it is my best friend, others my worst enemy.

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Red hands, warm heart? I believe it was poor lighting 🙂 Roll some dough into a ball and flatten it out in your hand. The ball is the size of an average ball of cookie dough. I simply used a small cookie scoop for a consistent shape. This will also depend on the size of the mold. NOTE: 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 (One of Lynn’s lovely daughters) and the girls made these cookies and they said they used a little powdered sugar after doing a few cookies or if they saw them stick to the mold.  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.

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Turn mold over and tap until cookie comes out.

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Place in oven until light brown approximately 20 minutes.

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Let cookies cool and sprinkle with powdered or course ground sugar.

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. Antonia says:

    These look amazing! I need to get one of these molds, so I can make these. Lynn is awesome 🙂

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    1. Oh they are, Antonia! Lynn’s a gem 🙂

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  2. Sadie's Nest says:

    These look great don’t they!

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    1. They do, Sadie! Truly wonderful! Thanks a bunch!

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    2. haha! Sadie! I just reread my 1st response & I didn’t mean to sound full of myself! I was actually thinking of Lynn’s original photos when I wrote this! lol! Thanks again 🙂

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      1. Sadie's Nest says:

        That’s funny! I thought of Lynn’s post too! No worries:)

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  3. Wonderful Lana…I have always wanted to give them a go 🙂

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    1. They’re truly amazing! You should have heard my family…you could hear a pin drop! 🙂

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  4. These look so delightful. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Lynne! Their taste is incredible! I hope I did Lynn justice 🙂

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  5. Lynn is quite amazing, isn’t she? I think you did a wonderful job of making these yourself. What a lucky family you have!

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn! She’s incredible indeed! My family loved them & wouldn’t leave the kitchen! lol!

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  6. Awwe love you Lana dear! you are a sweet sweet lady! Awesome job!!

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    1. 🙂 Thank you SO much, Lynn! You are so kind! They aren’t as gorgeous as yours, but not bad for my first try, eh?? Love you bunches!!

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      1. They look very very lovely! I reblogged this over at my blog and put your link. thanks for mentioning mexx

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      2. You are just a gem! I had this in mind before Christmas & wanted to surprise you! Thank you!! Love ya!!

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      3. You really did! Thanks a lovely surprise for sure Lana! I am so glad you tried them and you put your own excellent culinary skills to test and did a great job!!

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      4. We love them, Lynn! Hubby wanted me to thank you for introducing me to the recipe! Thanks so much for everything!! ♥

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  7. These are lovely! So fun to see Lynn’s cookies on another blog! ~Jean

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    1. Thank you, Jean! Lynn is a wonderful woman with talents abounding! These were so fun to make…not as lovely as Lynn’s but I’ll keep trying 🙂

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  8. cynthiamvoss says:

    These look great!! Lynn has some amazing recipes and stories. Does anyone have any ideas for something to use if you don’t have the mold? The flavors of these cookies sound delicious. I would like to try them!

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    1. They are incredible and Lynn is simply the best! I found this mold on ebay, but what about a madeleine cookie tin…this may work well! Thanks so much!

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      1. cynthiamvoss says:

        That’s funny because when I first saw the photo I thought they were madeleines! I don’t have that kind of pan either lol, but maybe I can find one to borrow. Thanks for the idea!

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      2. You’re welcome & thanks again! What about a small muffin tin? Place an indent in the middle & cap off the top like a little pie? You won’t have the ridges, but the wonderful flavors are all still there. Food for thought 🙂

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      3. cynthiamvoss says:

        That’s another good idea, thanks! I’ll look around at some of the specialty grocery stores around here too, maybe I can pick up a mold. This might be a fun project for the weekend 🙂 and yummy too

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  9. Wow! Lana they look so good 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Freda! Not too bad for my first try? lol! Lynn’s recipe is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much! I just stopped by your blog and your posts are simply stunning!

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      1. Thank you so much Lana 🙂 yours is amazing as well 🙂 Happy New Year by the way !

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      2. Thank you! Happy New Year to you too, my new friend!

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  10. Nena says:

    How yummy! I love the shape of it, too:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Nena! The mold is a wonderful little tool to have! I’ve even thought of making little meat pies/appetizers with them 🙂

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      1. Nena says:

        Sounds perfect:) I will have to look around for cute molds like that;)

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