The State Port Pilot annual cookie contest
4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 1/2 bars of butter, softened
2 tablespoons whiskey
Filling: 4 cups ground shelled walnut
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon orange blossom water
2 teaspoons rose water
You will need a wooden maamoul mold and 1 cup of powdered sugar.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, eggs, butter and whiskey.
Mix together well till you get dough consistency, shape into 1/2 in. ball then flat it out slightly and place a good teaspoon of filling in center, close dough around filling to cover it, pack it into mold, level it with the lip of the mold, tap cookies out with a firm hit to the top of the mold, place 2 in.apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Preheat oven 350 F, bake 15-18 minutes or until barely colored, cool completely before you sprinkle powdered sugar on top.
Yield about 5 dozens (depend on the size of the mold).