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Apr 13, 2009 08:05 AM

Moroccan Cookies

My husband and I recently returned from a week-long trip in Morocco armed with 2 boxes full of Moroccan cookies from Rabat. Now that our families are finished with them, we are looking for places in the Bay area to buy more. We sampled all different kinds in a few bakeries in Rabat, but we're interested in mostly the ones that are almond or pistachio based. However, since all of them were delectable, and surprisingly not too sweet, we're willing to try anything. Any suggestions on places in the Bay area that we can stock up on some more?

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  1. What part of the Bay Area? Have you tried looking at some Middle Eastern markets?

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    1. re: rworange

      South bay would be preferrable. The cookies we had in Morocco were freshly baked so I'm not sure if the markets would have freshly-baked ones or pre-packaged, but I'm willing to try anything at this point. The main ones I'm looking for ar called Kab el Ghazal, and they are filled with an almond and orange paste. I saw that Zitune restaurant serves cookies as one of their dessert items, so I could possibly just order them that way, but it's $9/order, so I would love a less expensive alternative.

      1. re: hmruthi

        Hmmm ... can't think of any bakeries, though some delis / groceries make some baked goods. I'm in the East Bay, but I'll keep an eye out next time I'm at the Middle Eastern markets. Hopefully, someone from the South Bay has some leads.

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      1. A friend of mine just told that will be selling moroccan cookies and pastries online soon. I have checked it and it appears that its coming soon.

        good luck

        1. Can't help with any bakeries in the Bay Area, but I thought I'd post a link for a NY Times Cornes de Gazelles recipe based on those served at an Algerian patisserie in Paris (just in case you want to try making them yourself):

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