Harmon Beasley Cannon, owner of Minnie Beasley’s Cookie Company, recently offered to send me a couple bags of his new gluten-free Handmade Almond Lace cookies, and I eagerly accepted. I am so thankful I did!
I received two bags of the award winning cookies, one regular and one dutch chocolate. They were wrapped with the utmost of care. I admit, my husband and I laughed as we peeled away at what we thought to be excessive layers of bubble wrap. In hindsight, however, I see that the meticulous packaging is a reflection of the company and the pride they take in their delicate product, from the selection of ingredients to its delivery at your front door.
The recipe for these cookies began with Harmon’s great aunt Minnie Beasley, and it has been passed down through four generations. Harmon claims he “cannot imagine a holiday without them.” Is it just me, or do homemade cookies with a family history taste even sweeter?
I believe this is my first experience with lace cookies, and they are unlike any other cookie I have ever had. They are thin and brittle, and have a taste and texture very similar to toffee. Minnie Beasley’s cookies are big, incredibly rich, and very sweet. Even half a cookie is satisfying (although I must say I have eaten far more than half a cookie today). As Harmon says in his brief video on Minnie Beasley’s website, “Butter, almonds, sugar, milk, cream, flour…how can you go wrong?” I don’t believe you can. Both the regular and chocolate flavored cookies are divine, and I can’t decide which one I like better.
Aunt Minnie should be proud.