Can you buy Steenstra's Almond St. Claus Cookies where
If not, I feel sad for you.
These happen to be the very best store bought cookie in
the entire known world, in my humble opinion.
They are made in Hudsonville, MI. Where, by the way, my very
favorite ice cream is made. I will have to extol the virtues of
that on an entirely separate post.
I am happy to report that not one of my living family members
drew breath on a day when these cookies did not exists.
That thought comforts me.
Now, I must tell you that there are five different shapes of
cookie in each box.
I prefer to eat only these two shapes.
The "St. Claus on a horse" and "Boy and Girl" who, it says on
the box, love to receive presents.
Ever since I was a very small child, this is precisely what
'cookie' meant to me.
My mom likes to tell me that at a very young age I informed her
when she gave me 'a' cookie that I had 'two hands!'
I also removed St. Claus from the horse, as I always wanted a
horse for myself. I still do that.
The horse is actually quite fun to play with.
Baby Boy likes it too.
I cannot eat the boy and girl without first separating
Never could. Never would.
Now, I eat the girl and allow Baby Boy to nibble at the
If you are thinking - 'oh! we have those! they are
called windmill cookies!' you are WRONG. These are most
assuredly NOT windmill cookies, although there IS a
windmill in the package (because St. Claus lives in a
windmill). These are St. Claus Cookies!!
exists much debate about whether or not these cookies
are best eaten dry, or dunked. My advice is, IF you
choose to dunk, dunk fast. Unless you like slimy sludge
at the bottom of your cup.
My grandma used to let me have coffee just so I could
And, if by some chance you do not eat them all, they do