These cookies are absolute gems and will continue to be made in my kitchen for all manner of celebrations. According to Mimi's headnote, they are a well-known Danish cookie named after a French actress and quite popular in Iceland during the Christmas season. I have no idea how they have escaped my knowledge till now. Thank you, Mimi Thorisson, for sharing them with me!
The cookie is a meringue that is topped with a frosting, then dipped in melted dark chocolate. See? I told you they were good and now you know why! I only wish I had photographed one with a bite out of it so you could see that gorgeous frosting inside! These are melt-in-your-mouth decadence.
We made them rather small so that we could enjoy two or three bites of yumminess at a time. Thankfully, there were lots of them because they are labor-intensive. However, keeping them in the refrigerator kept them delicious for several days. Don't let that photo fool you ... we ate plenty straight from the fridge with no chance of them ever seeing a china plate!
Serve them with coffee or if you're a tea person, I recommend an orange pekoe.
If you'd like to read Mimi's post about the cookies, you'll find it HERE ... along with the recipe!