Ma’amoul- Middle Eastern Cookies with Pistachios, Dates and Walnuts Fillings

Ma’amoul are small shortbread pastries filled with dates, pistachios and walnuts; sometimes almonds and Figs. They may be in the shape of balls or of domed or flattened cookies. They can either be decorated by hand or be made in special wooden molds. My grandmother shared Ma’amoul cookie recipe to her children; daughter-in-laws and to my mother. Then, my…