Review and Giveaway: Sweet Pillar & Co.

Every year as Ramadan draws to an end and Eid is around the corner,  my mom rolls up her sleeves and begins preparations for her traditional Palestinian Eid cookies, Ma’mool.  It pretty much doesn’t feel like Eid unless there are mountains and mountains of powder sugar dusted ma’mool.

It’s quite some work. There’s getting the recipe correct, which in and of itself is quite a challenge if you are new to the ma’mool making scene, such as myself. Of course my mom has it down. I’m pretty sure she can make it with her eyes closed.  Getting the right ratios of ingredients is key.  Of course a true authentic recipe doesn’t have exact measurements. It’s typically one tea cup of this or one coffee cup of that.  Don’t forget that everyone’s tea cups and coffee cups are different sizes.

Then there are the ma’mool molds. Wood or plastic? Or none at all and use a tweezer like contraption to create your own design. What about orange blossom water? Are we adding this or not? Some swear by it, others swear against it.

So complicated! But, it’s all part of the tradition that makes Eid preparations exciting. The smell of warm, fresh ma’mool baking in the oven. Oh man. You know it’s time to pull out your Eid clothes when that scent hits the air.

Well, some people don’t have old family recipes that have been passed down. Or perhaps the ingredients are just not available in their neck of the woods.  It’s quite possible that one just doesn’t have the time to make them. There’s also the ones who don’t fall under the category of “bakers”.  So many reasons keeping someone from enjoying the traditional Eid cookies.

Well, you can all thank Sweet Pillar & Co. for putting in all the work to make yummy ma’mool. Sweet Pillar & Co. uses an old family recipe passed down from generations, using special wooden molds, utilizing only natural ingredients, and handmade in small batches.  It’s like having your own personal Mama in your kitchen.

Sweet Pillar & Co. Mamool cookies

Sweet Pillar & Co. Mamool

I received some samples and was pleasantly surprised. Opening the package, I was hit with the aroma of Eid! I dusted a few with the traditional powder sugar topping and took a bite. They tasted pretty darn close to my moms! No joke. My mom’s mamool has a higher cookie to date ratio, but these were really good. The thinner cookie shell makes for a crisper bite compared to the softer ones I’m used to. The date filling was spot on! Smooth and flavorful.

I was pretty much given a taste of Eid before Ramadan even started! It was kind of magical. It made me want to dress up and head out in heels.

I really appreciate the beautiful packaging. Totally love the Eid box that makes it perfect for gifting neighbors, co-workers, the mailman, or pretty much anyone else. Tie a beautiful ribbon bow around the box and you have yourself a tasty Eid gift to pass out.

Using the Rafflecopter form below, enter to win 3 boxes of Sweet Pillar & Co. Date Mamool Cookies. 1 for you, 2 to give away! Open to US residents only.

Sweet Pillar & Co. Eid Mamool

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This Little Life of Mine received complimentary Sweet Pillar & Co. Date Mamool cookies and Muhammara sauce.  The opinions reflected here are entirely of my own.


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30 Responses to Review and Giveaway: Sweet Pillar & Co.

  1. Hina khan says:

    I wouldnt give it to anyone :) will keep it for my kids :D

  2. SAMIA SHOMAN says:

    Excited to try these – haven’t had the courage to try and make my own yet.

  3. Kendra says:

    My husband is from Egypt and these are also a very popular EID cookie. I have no idea how to make them! lol. I think this is excellent idea!

  4. Maryam Sami says:

    Asa, oh i love ma’amool, but never had homemade ones, just the usual brands in the market. I confess that i would keep them to myself and my guests at Eid, inshAllah!

  5. Grace F. says:

    I would give them to my husband and offer 1/2 a cookie to my 13-month old son.

  6. Keisha Francis says:

    Those cookies look so good!

  7. Nora says:

    I love mamoul, but like you said it just seems so complicated to make. There’s no right way to make it. I absolutely love that you can enjoy tasty mamoul without all the work of making it! !

  8. Abeer Iftikhar says:

    Assalam o Alaikum,

    These date cookies look delicious! I would love to share it with my Family. Insha’Allah :)

  9. Ayesha says:

    The cookies look great! We would love some for Eid :o )

  10. Meriem says:

    I would give them to my loved ones :)

  11. Saba says:

    I’d take it to work and share with my co-workers. Share a little taste of Eid :)

  12. Insiya says:

    Hi dear! Was just wondering if all the eid giveaways are open worldwide?

  13. Faria S says:

    They look yummilicious! I won’t share with any in my household!

  14. Eman says:

    I would give it to mom.

  15. sakina says:

    I’ve never had them – would love to give it a try!

  16. Sumiya says:

    I would give these to my close non-Muslim friends! They would love them!

  17. Saira Siddiqui says:

    I’d love to give these to my folks to try!

  18. Looks amazing, would love to try them

  19. NK says:

    Wonder if you can share a recipe to the ones who didn’t win these cookies, so we could at least make our own! ;)

  20. Amina says:

    Yum! I wish I knew how to make these! I would keep a box & share the rest with my family. I know each of my boys would want their own box!

  21. Amali Elabed says:

    I have been meaning to order some and give them a try!!!! They look scrumptious especially on that “Bismillah” coaster!!!

  22. Saadia says:

    oh coooookies….I would love to win this for myself..:D

  23. I’d keep a box and gift a box each to my mom and mother-in-law. They look delicious!

  24. Ruba says:

    I would give it to my mother and mother in law

  25. Madiha says:

    I would gift these to my mother and my grandmother. They both love sweets, cookies and dates so it is a win win for them!

  26. Subana says:


  27. Sama says:

    I would give these to my parents and in-laws : )

  28. Nura says:

    Mamoul is one of my favorite Arabic sweets…and these look really good :)

  29. fatema khan says:

    I would share these with my son

  30. Laila Khan says:

    I wannnnnnnna win something- LOL.

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