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Ecuadorian 'cookies' from my cousin's weddind

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souliiepantaloons Feb 13, 2012 04:22 PM

My cousin married a cute, adorable ecuadorian woman.

At the wedding she had cookie boxes that she said had ecuadorian cookies in them

The 'cookies' were shaped like pears, peaches, apples and such and had cloves for stems. They were somewhat soft and very tasty!

I haven't been able to get in touch with her, and I suspect they just call them cookies in her family anyhow. I've been looking for recipes for this kind of confection but I don't know what else to put into the old googlewhacking machine!

Any assistance would be wonderful :D thanks greatly in advance :O

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  1. paulj RE: souliiepantaloons Feb 13, 2012 04:25 PM

    http://laylita.com/recipes/
    Laylita is a Seattle based food blogger from Ecuador. I don't see anything on her blog that would match your description, but she might respond to a question.

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      souliiepantaloons RE: paulj Feb 13, 2012 05:37 PM

      yeah they might be candies...which is my suspicion.

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        paulj RE: souliiepantaloons Feb 13, 2012 06:51 PM

        Did they look like something she or a relative had made, or were they some artisanal product from Ecuador. There are some small Ecuadorian companies that producing artisanal and single source chocolates. If these cookie/candies are not traditional, someone may be producing a European style confectionery that requires skilled labor. A country like that can look to modern Spain for inspiration just as much as the Spain of colonial days.

    2. Allegra_K RE: souliiepantaloons Feb 16, 2012 07:58 PM

      Perhaps marzipan?

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