H-E-B's 'Mix 'em-Match 'em Cookie Bar: Pricey But Good
Even more to my liking, perhaps because they're more familiar to me, were the chocolate "lace" cookies, which I know as Florentines. The Italian side of my family frequently has these around during the holidays, and there's something about that intense savory brown crackle exterior that in combination with the semi-sweet chocolate makes me want to eat them like chips. Which I often do.
I've been known to say that I don't like mixing fruit flavors in my cookies, and while this is generally true, I'll make an exception for the vanilla spritz raspberry cookies. Traditional spritz cookies are livened with a stronger vanilla flavor and then used to sandwich a thin, sweet layer of berry jam. They were the perfect complement to a warm cup of Earl Grey tea on a cloudy afternoon. I would also pair them with a cordial for an after-supper treat.
With so much to like about H-E-B's mix-and-match cookie bar, it's hard to stay peeved too long about my prior ignorance. Making up for lost time will be a delicious endeavor indeed.