This early afternoon I met up with my sister, nephews, and niece for a movie date. We took the kids to see Spiderwick and then stopped at MOMs (My Organic Market) afterwards. I finally picked up some whole wheat pastry flour that I haven’t been able to find locally. I also got some cute chocolate soynut-butter, and cookies I have been looking for.
My friend Cecilie had sent me some amazing cookies from her last trip to Sweden. She had recommended putting them on top of a hot cup of coffee and allowing the steam to soften the gooey middles. This was great advice and I loved them! I found a box of what were called Stroopwafels in maple flavor and took them home. When I got one out I knew I had found an almost perfect match to the cookies she had sent. They have this slight honey-like flavor (which hers did as well) that comes from brown rice syrup (does anyone else feel like brown rice syrup tastes like honey?) On the back of the box I noticed it says The original “stroopwafel” or syrup waffle dates back to 18th century Holland, where the people in the Gouda region just couldn’t get enough of the crunchy, caramel-filled waffle biscuits. It goes on to say how instead of caramel Shady Maple Farms stroopwafels have a filling made with pure organic maple sugar. In any case—they work just as well!