are Dutch cookies
: round, flat waffles
, with syrup
in the middle. Cinnamon
and brown sugar
give them a delicious taste.
Some translations into English I have seen are: treacle waffle, syrup waffle, stroopwaffle and stroopwaffel.
The first stroopwafels were made in the town of Gouda, also known for its cheese. The first stroopwafel has been made by accident, around 1800.
Some Dutch band is, for some obscure reason, called the Amazing Stroopwafels. I find this name somewhat less funny than De Band Zonder Banaan (the band without a banana).
This last name is obviously a reference to the zangeres zonder naam ( the lady singer without a name (the suffix -es in 'zangeres' marking femininity))