Date and Pistachio Filled Cookies
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 a recipe for the dough that will work for Date filling or Pistachio filling for the traditional Eid cookies.
Date filled cookies, 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 to the pistachios. You may add honey if you like instead of the sugar.
The dough I made is the same one that I used for both type of cookies.
You also need Wooden cookie mold or plastic ones.
May you all have a great holiday and wish you many returns