Regardless of sex, nationality or age, a delicious cookie will most likely put a smile on your face. Insider listed what it believed were the best cookies in the world and included the famous Greek “Kourambiedes”.
Here are 10 types of cookies from around the world that would be enough to tempt Cookie Monster himself.
Alfajores are for breakfast in Argentina.
If you’ve ever dreamed of eating cookies for breakfast, then you’re in luck. Argentina offers a sandwich-like shortbread cookie filled with luscious dulce de leche and often rolled in coconut shavings. The popular snack is perfect for tea time, dessert, and yes — breakfast. In fact, there’s never a bad time to indulge in the decadent treat.
Enjoy buttery vanillekipferl in Austria
This is a crisp, buttery, shortbread cookie made with ground almonds and dusted with vanilla sugar. The name vanillekipferl translates to “vanilla moon,” according to Curious Cuisinière, and is a nod to its crescent shape. The traditional Christmas cookie, which originated in Vienna, Austria, is quite popular.
Canada’s Nanaimo bars include delicious layers of wafer
These no bake wonders originate from a city of the same name in British Columbia. The iconic Canadian dessert features layers of wafer cookies, chocolate, and custard.
In Croatia, enjoy the unexpected kick in paprenjak
This is a traditional Croatian biscuit with a twist — black pepper. That’s right. The recipe calls for an unusual combo of honey and black pepper along with nuts, spices, eggs, and butter. Another unique feature is the decor which is stamped on.
Madeleines are a classic in France
Technically Madeleine is really a sponge cake, but it’s petite enough to qualify as a cookie.
Kourabiedes are bite-sized cookies from Greece
The light shortbread’s special ingredient is almond, which gives it its signature flavor. The bite-sized cookies are dusted with powdered sugar, making it pretty hard to just have one.
India’s nankhatai have a rich flavour
These buttery shortbread cookies get their distinct, rich flavor from ghee. They’re particularly popular during the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali.
Iran’s reshteh khoshkar are deep-fried
A deep-fried cookie sounds like something you would find at a state fair. But reshteh khoshkar, made from rice flour, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and walnuts, is deep fried before being drenched in syrup. It is also the traditional cookie of Ramadan.
Amaretti is an Italian staple
Biscotti is not the only Italian treat in town. Amaretti is essentially an almond flavored macaroon. It’s the perfect blend of crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside.
Stroopwafels combine the best of breakfast and dessert in the Netherlands
Stroopwafels originated in Gouda, a city which is pretty famous for another culinary delight. The thin waffle cookie with a syrupy center is usually served with coffee or tea for an ingenious reason. When placed on top of the cup like a lid, the hot vapor softens it up for optimal consumption. It’s no wonder passengers were pretty bummed when it was announced that stroopwafels would no longer be served onUnited flights.