Review: Jules Destrooper Butter Crisp Cookies
Every now and then I come across a little piece of perfection at the local grocer. Today’s example of this is the perfectly crisp buttery creation of Jules Destrooper’s Butter Crisp Cookies.
A quick glance at the ingredients list and you know these cookies are going to taste like butter. They do a great job of highlighting this fact for you by notating that the butter content in the cookies is 18%. I’m no genius, but I can figure out pretty quickly that anything with that proportion of butter in it is going to taste phenomenal. And boy oh boy do these cookies do!
They are very thin, not overly sweet, and have a very wonderful rich butter flavor to them. They are perfect served with fruit, goat cheese and honey, yogurt, pudding, or with your favorite hot beverage. These are perfectly sophisticated cookies for grown ups, though I suspect kids will adore them as well. They come from Belgium, and the packaging reads as follows:
“A traditional 19th century Holiday cookie made using the same old-fashioned recipe with pure butter, sugar, and eggs.
In the second half of the 19th century, Jules Destrooper was a colonial trader with a hobby of baking cookies. He experimented with the spices which he imported from Africa and the East. In 1886 the BISCUITERIE JULES DESTROOPER was founded. Today, a fourth generation family company, BISCUITERIE JULES DESTROOPER offers a range of traditionally classic, premium cookies, made of the purest natural ingredients, to customers in 52 countries worldwide.”
The Bald Gourmet is a seeker of fine gourmet products and food perfection, and writes reviews of what he finds, including Jules Destrooper Buter Crisp Cookies.