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    Updated on Jul 16, 2020. Posted on Dec 3, 2018

    17 Of The Best Classic Cookies Around The World

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the most popular cookies in the countries they reside in. Here are the best responses:

    1. Netherlands: Stroopwafels

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    What is it: Waffle sandwich with caramel filling.

    "Every non-Dutch person I’ve introduced to stroopwafels has become absolutely obsessed and I totally understand why. They are the best cookies/biscuits ever, especially when fresh from a market stand or warmed up over a hot cup of tea."

    marith3

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    2. Denmark: Finskbrød

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    What is it: A shortbread cookie topped with chopped almonds and sugar.

    anneboleyntheheadlessone

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    3. Indonesia: Nastar

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    What is it: Cookies with pineapple jam filling.

    nadiapa

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    4. Italy: Amaretti

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    What is it: Moist, almond-flavored macaroons (usually flatter than in the photo above).

    "They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, have a rich almond flavour, and go great with coffee, tea, and even wine!"

    Karlsels

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    5. France: Macarons

    tasty.co

    What is it: Thin meringue cookies with ganache filling.

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    6. Germany: Vanillekipferl

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    What is it: Crispy, nutty, crescent-shaped biscuits; these are popular all over Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.

    "We make them during Christmas season and eat them like crazy!"

    parksandwrecked

    7. Japan: Shiroi Koibito

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    What is it: Light butter biscuits with white chocolate filling.

    Get a 24-piece pack for from Amazon for $24.87.

    8. Senegal: Cinq Centimes

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    What is it: Sugar cookies topped with peanut butter and chopped peanuts.

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    9. Argentina: Alfajores

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    What is it: Dulce de leche sandwiched between two buttery cookies and rolled in coconut shavings; popular all over South America.

    "Most have a ring of shredded coconut, but there are also chocolate-covered alfajores. They're very popular in parties and as a snack."

    ledzepisrovering

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    10. US: Snickerdoodle Cookies

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    What is it: Cinnamon sugar cookies.

    "I live in the US, so chocolate chip cookies are an obvious choice. But, I actually really like and prefer Snickerdoodles!"

    Betherick85

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    11. Norway: Krumkaker

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    What is it: Thin, cone-shaped waffle cookie.

    "These thin waffle cookies are sometimes filled with cream and cloudberries. They're yummy and really pretty to look at, too."

    Lavinium

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    12. Canada: Maple Leaf Cream Cookie

    13. Sweden: Pepparkakor

    14. Hungary: Kifli

    thebeachhousekitchen.com

    What is it: Buttery, crescent-shaped cookies with walnut filling.

    Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeed Staff Writer

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    15. Guyana: Lime Cookie

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    What is it: Thin, lime-flavored butter cookie.

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    16. Hong Kong: Jenny Bakery's Butter Cookies

    17. Australia: Tim Tams

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    What is it: Chocolate-covered cookie sandwich with cream filling.

    Grab a pack from Amazon for $13.31.

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