05 June 2008

Back In The Days On The Boulevard Of Linden

Back in the day in the cafeteria at McKinley Junior High on Fort Hamilton Parkway these cookies were the bomb! They were like 25¢ for a pack of three. You had to buy them from the lady inside the cage. They kept these bad boys on lock down like little packets of baked gold.

Butter Crunch was my jam. I fucked with the Chocolate Chips once and a while though and sometimes the Fudge, which are an endangered species. You don't see them as much anymore. Now Linden is on some Peanut Butter trip. Peanut Butter is inching the Fudge out the box. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, Linden. Ya hurrd?

These cookies actually got their start in Wiesbaden, Germany. I knew there was a reason I loved them so much!

In 1930 something Alois Linden and his brother Paul said goodbye to their hometown of Wiesbaden, and opened a pastry shop in Scarsdale of all places.

It was here that their famed European recipe, Linden's Real Stollen, became known as a holiday delicacy. Today, Linden's continues to produce its Real Stollen with the handcrafted care that Alois and Paul insisted upon. Stollen is a strong bread-like cake traditionally made in Germany, usually eaten during the Christmas season as Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen meaning Christmas Stollen.

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