3Bros Cookies’ stroopwafels come unadorned or dipped in white chocolate, milk chocolate, or ruby chocolate. Courtesy of 3Bros Cookies
Caption Credit: Handout MADE IN GEORGIA By C.W. Cameron / For the AJC Nov 2, 2021
Guido Vliegen grew up in the Netherlands, nibbling on stroopwafels, a traditional Dutch treat consisting of thin rounds of waffle-like cookies sandwiched with a caramel filling. Less than a quarter-inch thick, the cookies are not overwhelmingly sweet but are rich enough to feel like an indulgence. They get their name from “Stroop,” which is Dutch for “syrup,” and their waffle-like pattern.
Vliegen said his mother regularly purchased stroopwafels, and the family went through them quickly.
After moving to the U.S., Vliegen was dissatisfied with the imported stroopwafels he sampled, so he and his Georgia-born wife, Leslie, decided to make their own.