The preparations for Eid Al Fitr begun in the last two days of Ramadan. Together with my family in law we made some delicious Mamoul cookies. A treat that’s giving to everyone visiting the family, together with some Bedouin coffee. These short-bread kind of cookies are stuffed with paste made from dates or a mixture from coconut shavings, cinnamon and sugar water. We made pictures of the whole process, to show you how it’s done and to give you a look in the local life of Wadi Musa. In the descriptions below the pictures you’ll find what is what. Enjoy!
The stuffing for the cookies: left are small portions of date paste, right is a mixture of coconut, cinnamon and sugar water.
Rolling the small balls of date paste
The big ball of date paste which goes into the cookies
The dough is made one day in advance and is short bread like.
Putting the date paste into the dough
The dough goes into a shape/mold to create a nice pattern on top!
Like this one, the pattern shows which kind of stuffing is in the cookie
I helped too, here trying to get the dough out of the shape
One puts the stuffing in the balls, another puts them in the shapes/mold!
After first putting it in there
Osama showed me how to do it quicker and better
We made about 6/7 of these big plates full of cookies
Showing off his bakery
After baking them in the oven, they turn out golden/ brown. Tasty!