Mmmmm... Ma'amoul, how I've missed you.
There were so many things that kept us apart for the last seven years, but I hung on to the memories of the good times we had. Back when I could eat both gluten and dates and nuts.
I always wondered if there was some way we could make it work between us.
And now we have...
In case you didn't know, maamoul is a Middle Eastern cookie / pastry / biscuit much like a fig newton. Except that they're usually filled with date or nut spread and made in a mold (don't worry, you can make them without a mold, too).
They're not too sweet, not too fatty, and go absolutely perfect with a cup of tea or Homemade Turkish Coffee.