Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Belgium Bites for Father's Day
It was Father’s Day in NZ on Sunday. Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are both a bit odd for me and my husband as neither of us have parents living in the same city and we are not parents ourselves. Therefore, the day often passes by like any other day. Also, while I don’t like to buy into the blatant commercialism of it, I do like to treat my father on Father’s Day with something nice.
One of my Dad’s favourite cookies is Belgium Biscuits, so for Father’s Day, I made him these little cookies that sound a bit like Belgium Biscuits, but are slightly different. They are little spicy cookies with an indent filled with raspberry jam and then iced with dark chocolate on the bases. I called them Belgium Bites. I really like the idea, but I think if I made these again, I would follow my usual Belgium Biscuit recipe, rather than the one I used which had golden syrup as the only sweetner, making the cookies a bit soft – like a soft gingerbread rather than crisp like a Belgium Biscuit. I hope Dad liked them anyway!