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hmruthi Apr 13, 2009 08:05 AM

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. rworange RE: hmruthi Apr 14, 2009 10:49 AM

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

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      hmruthi RE: rworange Apr 14, 2009 11:52 AM

      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.

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        rworange RE: hmruthi Apr 14, 2009 12:59 PM

        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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      targa_2009 RE: hmruthi Aug 14, 2009 10:03 AM

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

      good luck

      1. emily RE: hmruthi Aug 16, 2009 09:40 AM

        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):
        http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/29/din...

        Full article:
        http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/29/din...

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          lalo702 RE: hmruthi Apr 20, 2010 03:18 PM

          I know a lady who makes cookies for parties and I order from her too if you are interested let me know so I can forward you her contact info

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