Nut Cookie Balls (Mloukiyat)

Nut Cookie Balls (Mloukiyat)

Prep. 10 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Serving 4
Middle Eastern

INGREDIENTS Measurements


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup melted, clarified butter
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
1/2 cup water

  Nut Filling

1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (pistachios, walnuts, or cashews), plus more for garnish
1/2 cup Sugar Syrup



  • Preheat oven to 180˚C (350˚F).
  • In bowl of electric mixer, mix flour, clarified butter, and powdered sugar on medium speed. Gradually beat in water, beating constantly until smooth. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix 1 cup nuts with syrup until pliable and easy to shape mixture. Shape into small balls the size of hazelnuts.
  • Shape dough into walnut-size balls. Press thumb into balls to make cups. Fill cups with balls of nut mixture. Mold dough over filling, pressing seams to seal. Roll into balls.
  • Roll dough balls in chopped nuts. Place balls, set apart, on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool, then arrange on a serving plate.

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