What are the pans used for Moroccan shortbread cookies?
December 23, 2009 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Please help me find a specialized cookie pan/sheet/mold, used for shortbread cookies in Morocco.

I'm asking this question for a friend. Her mother in Morocco makes a traditional shortbread cookie, and uses a special pan to make them. My friend would like to give her mother some more of these pans, but finding them proves difficult. This is what I know:
  • The cookies are baked on a metal cookie sheet that has indentations, similar to the cookie sheets used for madeleine cookies.
  • The shape of the indentations are round (not shell-shaped, like with madeleines) with a design on the bottom.
  • The cookies are approximately the same size as madeleines (in diameter and also in thinness).
  • The pan is square, and makes 12 cookies.
  • Shortbread cookies in Morocco used to always be cooked in one of these pans, but this has stopped in recent years.
  • The cookies are called sablĂ©, which I believe is French for "sandies" but I could have that wrong. They are not filled or frosted.
  • I thought the pan might be a double-duty sort of thing that is a ma'amoul mold and pan in one, but I've asked and it is not.
We would love to find one of these pans, or at least a official name for the pan that would help us better find them.
posted by Houstonian to Food & Drink (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Not familiar with the cookies, but would one of these work?

Petit Fours Pan

Mini Shortcake Pan

Going to Amazon>Kitchen&Dining>Bakeware>Small Pastry Molds>Silicone yields a ton of different molds, one might be the right one.
posted by melissasaurus at 12:29 PM on December 23, 2009

Sur la Table has shortbread molds, I don't remember seeing round ones though ... give them a buzz and they should be able to help you. If not, try Williams Sonoma or, strangely enough, Cost Plus which sometimes has esoteric baking equipment.
posted by Allee Katze at 12:42 PM on December 23, 2009

Response by poster: As a follow-up, thanks for the links and suggestions! Unfortunately, we still cannot find the cookie pans/sheets. I've marked this as "stumped" as it seems they will never be found.
posted by Houstonian at 5:24 AM on March 7, 2010

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