Damn it. I've been cookiefied.
So last week I Tumbler'd that I had spent PhP15k (almost $350) on these cookies. The responses were borderline vulgar, but it was a big order, and I had to share it to the world!
During Hotel Elizabeth Cebu's opening, someone gifted my parents with this tub of cookies from Les Chocolateries, called Dentelle Au Chocolat
Called locally in Cebu as "Lace Cookies", these delicate treats are 2 paper-thin layers of (oatmeal?) cookies, which look like lace and sandwich a middle filling of chocolate. When tried frozen, it is as crispy as Tate's Cookies, but immediately melts into a warm chocolatey sensation that leaves with you wondering how such a dainty cookie could be made. They also use real Belgian chocolate, which lends its silkiness to the cookie. No faux-choco here.
Upon opening the lid, an aroma of peppermint wafts at your nose, and reminds your senses of Andes mint chocolates, or Frango if you've tried them. After one bite, it's confirmed: It's Andes in a thin cookie! Even better as a palate cleanser or as accompaniment to a lovely cup of black coffee. It will melt in your mouth!
It's so light that you wouldn't feel guilty eating 4 at a time, but I've already finished an ENTIRE tub of the Mint cookies and counting! My stash is kept in the freezer to seal its freshness, the rest... well I had to give 'em away or else I'd need a blood sugar test now.
Now I know what to bring home from Cebu! They are also great as gifts and is sealed for freshness, a bow will make every cookie lover's Christmas dreams come true :)
To order these Lace Cookies: