Malika Ameen ( is passionate about beautiful, delicious food. From attending New York’s Institute of Culinary Education and the French Culinary Institute, to working with an array of renowned pastry chefs, Malika has had a stellar background of culinary training. She has worked as executive pastry chef at the famed Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, and in Chicago, opened her restaurant, Aigre Doux. Chicago Tribune restaurant critic, Phil Vettel, gave Aigre Doux an excellent rating of 3 stars and national attention was quick to follow from Bon Appetite, Food & Wine and Conde Nast Traveler. With the closing of Aigre Doux in 2009, Malika began creating private order pastries based on her popular desserts and consulting with restaurants. In 2010, she became one of 12 contestants on Top Chef: Just Desserts and also started her made to order Couture Cookies, byMdesserts. You can order them at (www.byMdesserts). We thank her for sharing her recipes with the Halal Consumer magazine family.


Oat Crisps with Cranberries and Orange Recipe

Cornmeal Rosemary Cookies Recipe

Maple Walnut Sticky Bars with Clove Scented Shortbread Recipe

Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe