An excellent family recipe that everyone loves!
This recipe is for A LOT of cookies (to be exact), you can edit the count below and the measurements will automatically change with it.
Mix together the semolina, flour, and 9 sticks of the softened butter. Mix well and cover for 5 hours
Add rose water (1/2), blossom water (1/2), mahleb and yeast to the dough, mix again very well (best with hands). Add in more of the rose and blossom water, Add in remaining softened butter as needed. You want too reach a semolina dough consistency, it should not be too liquid or too dry.
For the Dates filling: mix 6 pounds of ground dates with 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon of rosewater, and 1 teaspoon blossom water. Roll into balls.
For the Walnut filling: mix 3 pounds of ground walnuts with 1/4 cup regular sugar, 1 teaspoon rose water, and 1 teaspoon blossom water
Roll ball size of dough in hand, and use thumb to imprint into the center of the ball. Add the date or walnut stuffing, close by rolling the dough upwards while turning the dough in your hand constantly. Press the sealed and stuffed dough ball into the mold of choice!
Bake at 500 F , check on them after 8-9 minutes.