Originally posted by BelleReve
Thanks DL - that's it - it's been a long time, could have been a spice cookie, with cloves? And yes, the icing was hard, should have said they came in pink, or white icing, not to confuse.
Another cookie I really liked was Sunshine raisen shortbread, thin planks, and chewy, not very sweet. Wish they'd bring those back. There is something similar made in UK, I've ordered from Vermont Country Store.
You're welcome, BR. It's so good to reminisce about food memories that very few among my family or friends remember. (They always think I'm strange with all my vivid food memories.) My Mom might remember the flavor of those pink and white cookies-- I'll ask her next time I get the chance.
We used to always have those flat raisin cookies in our cookie drawer growing up. Mom thought they were healthier than Oreos, which of course, was undoubtedly correct, and why we always craved Oreos.
I bought the cookies from the UK that you mentioned from Vermont Country Store, "Garibaldi Biscuits" this past Christmas to share with my parents and was disappointed in them-- Very dry and crumbly, not at all like the golden-brown-sheened, chewy and moist (by comparison) raisin cookies that you and I loved.