My friend recently returned from a trip to Morocco and brought back some beautiful souvenirs, including this fantastic wooden cookie mold. I had to try it out as soon as possible, so after a quick Google search for "traditional moroccan cookies" I decided to break in my new tool with a batch of Ghoriba (recipe from About Food). While I don't think these macaroons are typically pressed into ornate shapes, the light, but flavorful combination of almond, lemon zest and powdered sugar was the perfect companion to some late afternoon mint tea.
I usually prefer cookies that have a gooey center and chewy exterior, which is why I was surprised by how much I love these almond lace cookies. Although they look fragile, they have a deep toffee flavor, which pairs exceptionally well with chocolate. They're easy to make, but ...read more