Moroccan Desserts, Cookies, Pastries and Sweets
Chocolate Danette Recipe - Crème au Chocolat Dessert
Danette is the brand name of a pudding-like dessert which is popular in Morocco. Here's how to make your own crème au chocolat at home.
Homemade Warqa Recipe - Homemade Brick Pastry
Try this easy method for making homemade warqa, which can be used to make bastillas, briouats and sweet pastries.
Raib dyal Dar - Homemade Yogurt - Yaourt Maison
Moroccan homemade yogurt (raib dyal dar) is quite easy to make.
Ktefa Recipe - Moroccan Dessert with Crispy Warqa Pastry and Creme Anglaise
A traditional Moroccan dessert made by layering fried or baked warqa pastry with sweetened fried almonds and custard sauce flavored with orange flower water.
Moroccan Stuffed Dates Recipe
An easy traditional recipe for dates stuffed with a homemade almond paste flavored with orange flower water and cinnamon.
Petite Fekkas with Nigella Seeds - Savory Moroccan Cookies with Black Seed
These savory cracker-like cookies are flavored with nigella seeds (black seed).
Makrout Recipe with Dates and Honey
These date-filled semolina cookies are fried and then dipped in honey.
Coconut Lemon Cake Recipe
This easy homemade coconut and lemon flavored cake makes a quick, simple dessert or tea time treat. Dress up single layers with a vanilla flavored icing and toasted coconut.
Coconut Sables - Sablés à la noix de coco
These light-textured coconut butter cookies are very versatile. Make simple cut-outs for children, or dress up petite shaped sables with chocolate for an elegant tea time cookie.
Creme Patisserie (Pastry Cream) Recipe
An easy recipe for basic, vanilla-flavored creme patisserie.
Halwa dyal Makina - Piped Moroccan Biscuits with Chocolate
These Moroccan cookies are traditionally shaped into piped sticks using a wide fluted tip attached to a hand crank meat grinder. A pastry bag or cookie press may be used instead.
Fresh Strawberries with Yogurt - Easy Strawberry Dessert
When fresh strawberries are in season, try serving them mixed with yogurt for an easy, refreshing dessert.
Kaab el Ghazal - Gazelle Horns (Cornes de Gazelle)
Although Kaab el Ghazal literally translates from Moroccan Arabic as "gazelle ankles," these crescent-shaped almond cookies are famously known as Gazelle Horns, or Cornes de Gazelle in French.
Chebakia (Chebbakia, Shebakia) - Recipe for Moroccan Sesame Cookies with Honey
Halwa Chebakia (also spelled chebbakia and shebakia) is a Moroccan sesame cookie which is folded into a flower shape, fried and then drenched in honey. It's traditionally served during Ramadan and for special occasions.
Kaak d'Essaouira - Moroccan Cookie with Anise, Sesame and Orange Flower Water
This crunchy vegan Moroccan cookie takes its name from the coastal city of Essaouira. The egg-free dough is flavored with sesame, anise and orange flower water.
Amlou Recipe - Moroccan Dip of Almonds, Honey and Argan Oil
Amlou is a delicious Moroccan dip made from toasted almonds, argan oil and honey. It's very easy to make, and usually served for breakfast or tea time.
Easy Lemon Cake Recipe - Moroccan Lemon Cake (Meskouta with Lemon)
This light, fine-textured lemon cake gets delicious flavor from lemon zest and fresh lemon juice.
Moroccan Bechkito Recipe - Crisp Cut-Out Cookies
Moroccan bechkito are crisp, cut-out cookies. Stars, hearts and crescent moons are popular shapes.
Beignets - Sweet Moroccan Doughnut Recipe
Even Morocco has a version of sweet, yeast-risen fried dough. Serve these beignets, or doughnuts, at breakfast or tea time.
Ghoriba with Coconut - Moroccan Coconut Macaroons
Ghoribas with Coconut are similar to macaroons. Semolina flour is a perfect complement to the coconut.
Moroccan Sliced Oranges with Cinnamon, Sugar and Orange Flower Water
Sliced oranges with cinnamon, sugar and orange flower water are a classic Moroccan dessert.
Easy Moroccan Orange Cake Recipe - Meskouta with Orange Juice
This Moroccan Orange Cake Recipe is quick and easy to make, and delicious without frosting.
Ghoriba with Almonds - Moroccan Almond Macaroons
Rich, chewy almond ghoriba are a Moroccan favorite. Try them and you'll see why.
Moroccan Rice Pudding Recipe
Recipe for creamy Moroccan rice pudding. Cinnamon and orange flower water add classic Moroccan flavor.
Moroccan Yogurt Cake Recipe - Meskouta
This Moroccan cake (meskouta) is a fun recipe to make with the kids. Use the empty yogurt cup as your measure.
Moroccan Sellou Recipe - Sfouf or Zmita Recipe
Sellou is a unique Moroccan sweet made from sesames, almonds and flour that has been browned in the oven. It is traditionally served in Ramadan and for special occasions.
Moroccan Jam-Filled Sandwich Cookies - Biscuits à la Confiture
These simple sugar cookies are a favorite with children yet elegant enough for tea time.
Croissant Recipe - Homemade Croissant Pastry Dough
Classic croissant pastry recipe.
Cinnamon Ghoribas - Easy Cinnamon Cookie Recipe
These delicious cinnamon sugar cookies are easy to prepare. Perfect for tea time or with a glass of milk.
Almond Briouat Recipe - Moroccan Fried Pastries with Almonds and Honey
A popular and delicious Moroccan pastry filled with almond paste and dipped in honey.
Vanilla Sables - Vanilla Crescent Cookie Recipe
These vanilla crescent cookies have a rich butter taste and decorated with vanilla sugar and chocolate. Surprisingly easy to make.
Moroccan Style Almond Milk
This natural, healthy beverage is flavored with orange flower water.
Puff Pastry Dough Recipe - Pate Feuilletee
Recipe for classic puff pastry dough, called pate feuilletee in French. Links to photo tutorial.
Moroccan Ghoriba with Walnuts
A Moroccan macaroon-like cookie made with ground walnuts.
Caramel Sandwich Cookie Recipe - Sables au Caramel
These petite cut-out cookies are filled with caramel cream made from sweetened condensed milk.
Chebakia with Almonds - Moroccan Sesame, Almond and Honey Cookies
Chebakia, a traditional Moroccan sesame and honey cookie, may also be made with the addition of ground almonds.
Almond Ghoribas with Sliced Almonds
These traditional Moroccan almond cookies are similar to macaroons with a sliced almond garnish.
How to Make Petit Pain au Chocolat - Chocolate Croissants
Photos showing how to make the classic French pastry, Petit Pain au Chocolat.
Moroccan Fresh Fruit Salad with Orange Flower Water
Seasonal fresh fruit is served in sweetened orange juice flavored with orange flower water.
Mille-feuille Recipe - Homemade Napoleon Recipe
Recipe for homemade mille-feuille or Napoleon. Use frozen or homemade puff pastry dough.
Makrout with Almonds and Honey
These cake-like semolina cookies with almond paste filling are fried and then dipped in honey.
Viennese Biscuits with Chocolate - Sablés Viennois
These light, buttery sables are shaped with pastry bag and fluted tip. Shortbread-like in texture, they're delicious plain or dipped in chocolate.
Moroccan Whole Almond Macaroons Recipe
Although Moroccans have their own version of a chewy almond-paste cookie, French style almond macaroons are also very popular.
Moroccan Fekkas with Sesame Seeds
Laden with the nutty flavor of sesame seeds, these crunchy twice-baked Moroccan cookies go perfectly with with a cup of tea or coffee.
Healthy Sellou Recipe - Moroccan Whole Wheat Sfouf (Zmita) with Honey
This healthy version of sellou has no added oils. It calls for whole wheat flour, roasted almonds, flax and sesame seeds, and honey as a natural sweetener.
Easy Vanilla and Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe
No need to frost these rich, moist cupcakes. Leave out the chocolate chips for a basic vanilla cupcake.
Mini Chocolate Eclairs Recipe
Vanilla cream-filled eclairs with chocolate icing are popular in Morocco and easy to make at home.
Moroccan Semolina Cookies - Ghoriba dyal Smida
These light, traditional Moroccan cookies are made using fine semolina.
Krichlat Achoura with Anise and Sesame
These tiny, crunchy cookies are traditionally served on or around Achoura, an important day in the Islamic calendar.
Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache
These dense, rich cupcakes are easy to make, and especially delicious when topped with decadent ganache.
Khringos - Moroccan Churros
Khringos are the Moroccan version of Spanish churros, a type of fried dough.
Gluten Free Marbled Cornmeal Cake
An easy, gluten free cake to make with cornmeal.