Date Stuffed Cookies

Sweet Tunisian Dessert

These date stuffed cookies are sugar free, perfect to accompany your afternoon tea or coffee. I usually like to taste them with a coffee flavored with orange flower water… a typical Tunisian afternoon snack.

I invite you to try this easy and guilt free dessert.


  • 1kg of fine semolina
  • 200g of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 150g of melted butter
  • 250ml of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups or more of warm water
  • ½ cup of sesame seeds
  • 250g of date paste
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 200°C
  • 25 min.
  • Mix the semolina, flour and salt together.
  • Add the oil and melted butter and mix well.
  • Add warm water progressively and knead well during 5 to 10 minutes. You can add as much water as you see possible to have compact and malleable dough.
  • Leave the dough to rest for at least 1 hour.
  • Add the cinnamon powder to the date paste. If it seems dry and not malleable enough, you can add some olive oil.
  • Add sesame seeds to the dough.
  • Shape your cookies as desired and fill them with date paste.
  • Put the shaped cookies on parchment paper and bake in preheated oven at 200°C during 25 minutes.