Such restraint. Really.
Jenn in Holland has made an addict of me. Mind you she never offered me the source of my demise while I visited her in February. No. She gave me a package - a grocery store brand no less - as part of an overflowing hostess goodie box when she visited me last month.
I have made a small bag of caramel waffle cookies - called karamelstroopwafels - from The Netherlands last for over one month. I have never enjoyed caramel as much as I have in these thin, chewy cookies.
According to Holland's Best:
Stroopwafels, as the Dutch call them, are often referred to caramel cookie waffles by the American people. The Stroopwafel is a very popular Dutch cookie, loved by everyone. Basically it consists of two soft round Belgian waffle-like disks with caramel syrup in between them that creates a chewy center. Historical research indicates that Stroopwafels are one of the Netherlands' true specialties.
The origins of this [cookie] have been traced back to the 1800s, geographically situated in the Dutch province of North Holland, close to the city Gouda (think cheese).
These wonderful cookies can be eaten as a snack, with a cup of coffee or tea or for dessert... However, note that Stroopwafels have an extremely long shelf life and they freeze very well.
Good thing they have "an extremely long shelf life" since I've made mine last 36 days. Not that I was counting or anything....