Rasmi’s Falafel’s Maamoul Cookies

Fans of Rasmi’s Falafel Orangeville food truck know and love this date-filled cookie.

November 29, 2021 | | Desserts

Islam Salamah, who works with her family at Orangeville’s Rasmi’s Falafel food truck, crafts these homemade maamoul cookies for customers year-round. In the Middle East and the Arab world, maamoul is the main treat served to family, friends, and guests during holidays such as Ramadan and Eid. Makes about 25 2-inch cookies.

Rasmi’s Falafel’s Maamoul Cookies

Recipe submitted by: Islam Salamah ( Visit Website )


  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 28 ounces date paste
  • 1 tsp cardamom


  1. In a mixer combine butter and sugar. Stir egg and vanilla into butter mixture until it is creamy.
  2. Sift baking powder, salt and flour into butter-sugar mixture. Blend until well combined.
  3. Spice date paste with cardamom.
  4. To assemble, divide the dough into 1 ½-inch balls. Create a hole in a ball, add enough date paste to fill.
  5. Seal and cover the paste by rounding off the dough.
  6. Press the ball into a flour-dusted mold.
  7. Pop it out and put into a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

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