It's our favorite place on Earth for a number of reasons. We love visiting part of his family who lives there and it has pristine, spectacular and easy diving. We love that there are no traffic lights on the island (except for in front of the pizza place, and that's just for show). Almost anywhere in the small town or on the coast you can grab a tasty coffee and you are guaranteed to get one of these next to your cup.
This tasty, crispy cookie is wonderful on its own or with a a quick dunk. It's not too sweet but has a wonderful taste of cinnamon and you can taste the butter as it melts in your mouth.
On Crete, friends and I loved getting free small dishes of potato chips, pistachios or fruit along with a cocktail, or even just a soda. On Cozumel, My husband, friends and I loved being served fresh salsa, pico de gallo or requested picante as soon as we were seated. On Bonaire, we look forward to our coffee cookies.
We don't get to Bonaire as often as we'd like. Fortunately we were there six months ago after a three year hiatus. Having been there a few times, and not knowing when we can get there again, we managed to save four of them to take home.
Every tiny bit we nibbled on we imagined being in our favorite coffee bar watching the sun set of the salty turquoise water.
Mom lives near a wine and imported foods store. She's smart - she goes on Saturday afternoons when they have free food and wine samples.
One afternoon they were showcasing Lotus Biscoff Spread as a tasty and nutritious alternative to peanut butter.
The representatives said that this was now the spread and cookie which is being served on Delta Airlines because they are nut-free. The spread topped the oblong coffee cookies. Mom said she wondered if these were the tiny treats we rave about upon our return.
I was elated when she told me about her discovery. I asked if she could pick me up a package of the cookies. I thought that if they weren't the same, it had to be close, and if not, when have I ever met a cookie I didn't like? Mom said that I must try the spread, too, since she promised it was as good as the cookie. Ok, Mom, twist my arm.
I saw her a few days ago, she presented me the sweet treasures and,,,, WOW!!! The cookies taste the same as in Bonaire!
And, as for the Lotus Biscoff Spread - DOUBLE WOW!!! It tastes exactly like the cinnamon-y, buttery, slightly sugary cookie. It's almost like you are eating cookie dough, only much smoother, and much less fat, even less than peanut butter. This spread is the perfect option for vegans or who have nut allergies. It's also perfect for everyone else, too, in my opinion.
I can't wait to try these with some Nutella. I'm guessing that a cookie with Biscoff and Nutella would send me over the edge, as Biscoff spread alone on the cookie or with my homemade strawberry jam has taken me to the cliff of "Can Anything be Better Mountain.