I told you earlier that I have a weak spot for those cities and regions in the Netherlands that proudly connect their name to a local delicacy… Like the Arnhemse Meisjes.
It can sometimes be a little hard to find out where the origin of a certain dish or – as in this case – cookie comes from. Apparently this particular cookie was invented back in 1829 by a bakery named Hagdorn. The baker made them for the first time in honour of his newborn girl. Which is where the name Arnhemse meisjes came from.
These days you can buy them when you’re in Arnhem under the name of Arnhem biscuits. That probably made more sense than to name them Arnhem girls. The cookies are not hard to make or at least my simple version of the original is not easy to make. Traditionally it was made with yeasted dough but I chose to use puff pastry as the base.
They’re delicious served with a good cup of tea or coffee. Check the recipe for Arnhemse meisjes below!
Easy to make at home is this recipe for Arnhemse meisjes!