Who doesn’t love cookies? Crispy or soft, chocolaty or citrusy, big or small, the hand held delights can lighten any mood. Offered in every shape and size every continent in the world has their own variation of the sweet flour based treats.
In this week’s installment of Gastronome Wednesday I offer a glimpse into a few varieties from around the world. Enjoy these cookies, cookies, cookies!
The Anzac Biscuit is Australia’s national cookie. Also known as a “bikkie” (Australians are famous for giving EVERYTHING a nickname) these delicious bites are made with rolled oats, coconut, golden syrup, and lots of butter making them irresistible.
These buttery, tender pinapple jam filled delights are customary in Souteast Asia. Made with plenty of butter, as well as egg yolk, corn starch, sugar and pineapple jam they are traditionally sold around Chinese New Year. Be careful, when they’re made right, they can be highly addictive. No one can eat just one!
One of the most famous desserts of Paris is the Macaron. The airy, melt in your mouth cookie is filled with Ganache and comes in an endless variety of flavors and colors.
These traditional Spanish cookies are synonymous with The Dia de Todos los Santos, or All Saints Day, in Spain. — Prepared from a variety of ingredients the small bit sized sweets are topped with cocoa powder, candied cherries, coconut flakes, or pine nuts. They are often flavored with cinnamon or coffee.
No list is complete without the chocolate chip cookie. Crispy or soft and chewy the chocolaty, gooey treat is a favorite and an American icon. And don’t forget about the dough! No one can resist stealing a big spoonful!
What’s your favorite cookie? Have you had any of these in their native country? Share your experience with us!
A special thank you goes to Christabel at Bel’s Delectable Bakes for always providing me with such wonderful cookies and pastries!!
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