Designer Dessert: Ma’amoul Cookie Molds

Ma’amoul Mold

Although the Lebanese butter cookies called ma’amoul are easy to shape by hand, it’s worth seeking out their traditional wooden molds. The beautiful long-handled tools, known as taabehs, are intricately carved, with different designs corresponding to their fillings. Pictured is one for date ma’amoul, but there are also versions for pistachio and walnut.

See the recipe for Ma’amoul bil Tamer (Lebanese Date Shortbread) »