stroopwafels

Homemade Stroopwafels

stroopwafels

Look at that ooey, gooey deliciousness!

Hi, I’m Kate, and I’ve been addicted to stroopwafels for the past 5 years.

Kate, seriously, what are you on about?  What the heck is a stoop-stroop-waffle-thing-a-ma-hooey?

Well, my dear reader, stroopwafels are actually described in their very name.

Uhm… sure.

No, really, they are.  They’re Dutch.  Stroop means syrup, and wafel means – go ahead, take a guess.

Cookie!

No.  Oh, my goodness, no.  Waffle.  Wafel means waffle.  Okay, moving on now…

Stroopwafels are one of the best – and most underrated – cookies in the world.  They’re a traditional Dutch treat, comprised of adorable little waffle cookies (similar to pizzelles), sliced in half, with a layer of caramel syrup in the middle.  Stroopwafels are meant to be enjoyed with a nice cup of hot tea or coffee.  You place the cookie over the top of your mug and let the steam soften it.  Because the steam heats the cookie, it melts the caramel layer, transforming it into warm, gooey deliciousness. Continue reading