Although Ka’ab ghzal literally translates from Moroccan Arabic as ‘Gazelle ankles’ these crescent-shaped cookies are famously known as Gazelle Horns, or Cornes de Gazelle in French. They’re frequently served at special occasions.
Almond paste scented with orange flower water and cinnamon is enclosed in a delicate pastry, molded into a crescent, and then baked until barely golden. A dip in orange flower water followed by a dusting of powdered sugar is optional – in that case, the pastries are referred to as Kaab el Ghazal M’fenned.
For step-by-step photos, see How to Make Kaab el Ghazal here.