JULES DESTROOPER COOKIES
We’ve become very fond of these Belgian imports.
You’ll only find a few of the company’s numerous cookie varieties in the U.S., but that’s plenty for a tea party.
The selection includes Almond Florentines, Almond Thins, Belgian Chocolate Thins (shown in the photo, covered in dark, milk and white chocolate), Butter Crisps, Butter Waffles, Chocolate Covered Biscuits With Crispy Rice and Ginger Thins, among others.
You don’t have to go out of your way to find them, either: We get ours at the local supermarket.
Jules Destrooper was a trader in the second half of the 19th century. He imported spices from Africa and the Far East, and also used them to develop delicate cookie recipes. Biscuiterie Jules Destrooper was founded in 1886.
For a product with a large production, distributed worldwide, the cookies are all natural and of very high quality—better than a lot of bakery cookies. While new recipes have been developed by the fourth generation of Destroopers, the recipes for the original cookies have never been changed.
The box empties almost instantly at THE NIBBLE. Here’s the company website, which has some really interesting recipes for savory appetizers and hors d’oeuvre with a cookie base.