Steenstra's Almond St. Claus Cookies
Dutch Windmill Cookies
Steenstra's Almond St. Claus Cookies are also known as a kind of Dutch Windmill Cookies. There are five different shapes, each representing something that relates to Santa Claus.The Steenstra family came to the United States in 1926 with the recipe for their cookie. The Steenstra Cookie Company was located in Hudsonville, Michigan.
The 5 Unique Cookie Shapes
Steenstra's Almond St. Claus Cookies feature 5 unique shapes which tell the legend of Saint Nicholas:
- Santa Claus on a horse (he delivers presents to good girls and boys)
- Boy and Girl (they like to receive presents from Santa Claus)
- Rooster (because Santa begins his work at sunrise)
- Owl (because Santa works until sunset)
- Windmill (legend of the cookies is that Santa Claus lives in a windmill!)
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Where To Buy Steenstra's Almond St. Claus Cookies
and how much do they cost?
Publix Grocery Stores carry Steenstra's Almond St. Claus Cookies in the Bakery section of their stores (not on the cookie aisle)
I bought a package in Georgia for $2.99 in January, 2009
Honoring History, Looking Toward the Future
Joanne and Harold Voorhees Sr. bought the Steenstra's cookie company in 1994. Their company would become Cookies Unique in 2006. Cookies Unique is the baking company for Steenstra's Almond St. Claus Cookies.
When you visit Cookie Unique's website, it's clear that the Voorhees' respect the Steenstra family's cookie history. Their website features the original patent for the cookie die, photos of the 1929 delivery vehicle, and much more.
Cookies Unique also creates custom dies and custom promotional cookies for companies. Imagine how neat it would be to have your company's logo in an imprinted package. It's a promotional idea that would make a unique impression!
I am not employed by nor do I represent the cookie company.