My favorite cookies are called Lemon Puffs. 2 pieces of flaky puff pastry type cookies sandwiched with a lemon cream filling. They are cookies from my childhood. We used to call cookies, "biscuits". There were the spicy Ginger biscuits, the sweet but mild Marie biscuits, Nice biscuits with flakes of coconut in them and a dusting of sugar on the top, and my favorite Lemon Puffs. They were always store bought cookies.
was in my late teens when I first tasted chocolate chip cookies and
peanut butter cookies and oatmeal cookies, and learned how to make
them. They were the cookies of my college years as roommates and
friends introduced me to them. Later, I found other delights such as
Through it all,
I had a special love of Lemon Puffs. They aren't generally available
in grocery stores, unlike the ginger cookies and the Marie biscuits.
But some Asian grocery stores carry them, and every time I find them, I
feel that familiar urge to buy myself a packet.
went into an Asian grocery store and there on the shelf were packets of
Lemon Puffs. Of course, I bought myself a packet and indulged my sweet
tooth. It's more than just a favorite cookie. It is also a taste of
home and a reminder of childhood.
What are your favorite cookies?