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?
Hi... Those are very popular here in Asia (lemon puffs, Marie, Nice) along with sultana biscuits (though I can't find Nice here anymore). My favourite is Tim Tam though.ReplyDelete
I have had the pleasure of trying Tim Tams when a cousin sent me some from Australia. They were very good. I hope you are able to find some Nice biscuits.Delete
Hi again... I forgot to mention just the other day, I bought a cookie spread made entirely of Marie biscuits!!! The brand is Mr Crumps. And it appears that Pepperidge Farm now makes Tim Tams in the US!Delete
I'll have to look for them the next time I am in the grocery store.Delete
Oh and sugee cookies!ReplyDelete
I don't think I've had those. But I looked them up and they sound delicious!Delete
Like you, I never grow up eating chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies or oatmeal cookies so they are not my 'comfort food'. But my kids love them though.ReplyDelete
What cookies did you eat when you were growing up? What is your comfort food? I do like a nice, warm from the oven chocolate chip cookie, even if I didn't grow up eating them. :)Delete