They are known as the Airline Cookie, however I tasted them for the first time at my friend Linda's house in Manchester, England. I remarked how much I loved them and Linda was nice enough to send me home with a package. Last night after a little dinner I made for a couple friends, we effortlessly devoured half of it with bowls of ice cream. Why are these cookies so special you ask? Just trust me on it. They are. Not dense and buttery like a shortbread cookie, the Caramelised (S not Z) Biscuits have a deep caramel color and a light and crisp texture with a whisper of cinnamon.
The cookies, er biscuits have been made by a Belgium based company called Lotus Bakeries since 1932, although in the States they are distributed by a company called Gourmet Center, under the not quite so charming name of Biscoff. They are available through Amazon, however the smallest quantity they seem to sell is a box of eight packages, each containing 32 cookies each. That comes to a total of 256 cookies for $25. But once you taste them, you might not mind having so many around the house.