Dec 12, 2020 | 4:00pm–5:00pm EDT Past Event

Samah’s Syrian Sweets Workshop


Please join us in a free, livestream cooking class led by Samah, a member of the Women’s Committee at The Northeast Passage, a hubsite of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Porch Light Program. Samah will walk you through how to make a Maamoul cookies, buttery shortbread delights traditionally filled with either pressed dates or pistachios.


Want to cook along with Samah? You will need these ingredients:


  • 5 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 5 Cups Semolina Flour
  • 1.25 m Mahleb (Aromatic)
  • 3 Cups Ghee (or Butter)
  • ⅓ Cup Oil
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Milk


  • 1 Pack (17.6 oz) Pitted, Pressed Dates or Crushed Pistachios
  • Syrup (see below)


  • 4 Cups Sugar (Water to Cover)
  • Pinch of Citric Acid or Lemon Juice