Traditional Dutch Stroopwafels
Yes, you read that correctly. Stroopwafels. We couldn't have made that one up if we tried. The name alone should tell you these are truly traditional cookies, with truly original taste. A tradition in Holland since the 18th century, stroopwafels came to be almost by accident, when a baker from the town of Gouda (a place generally known for its cheese) decided to add syrup to the waffle cookies he was making with the leftover dough and spices from the day's baking. In the years since their fortuitous inception, these bite size wonders have gained popularity the world over.
Trader Joe's Caramel Wafers are the real thing, made for us in Holland using traditional methods and the very best ingredients. These treats are good on a holiday sweets tray, and ideal with coffee or tea at the end of a big, celebratory meal. You can eat them right out of the package, but we like them best warmed for a few seconds in the microwave. This softens the cookie just a bit, and warms the caramel to near perfection. Each seven ounce bag is $2.79.