Madrids Little Secrets: Cookies from the Cloistered Nuns

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A short walk from Plaza Mayor, there is a small, elbow-shaped street conveniently named Elbow Street (Calle Codo). There's no unusual draw to this street. You won't find many people walking down it, especially not tourists, unless they know about the nuns. Yes, nuns. And these nuns can bake.

El Convento de Corpus Christi is a convent of cloistered nuns on Elbow Street Calle Codo in Madrid. The Hieronimus nuns have no contact with the outside world and make their money by selling traditional Spanish sweets. The variety of cookies are sold by using a wooden turntable where you choose your box and replace it with the money owed.

Take a look at the video to better understand this unique experience..



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13 comments

  1. Nom nom nom! I live for these cookies! When I went last month, they had delicious GF cookies made from almond flour. I've been craving them ever since!!

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  2. These cookies are BOMB. I had been wanting to do this forever and then finally went with Madrid FOod Tour. I was expecting the experience to be good- but didn't expect the cookies to be as goood! Yum! -- Nice video :D!

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    1. I didn't realize Madrid Food Tours stops there on one their tours.. such a great idea. I think it's such a fun experience + good cookies!

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  3. Great video! What a cool experience. I'll put this on my list for my next trip to Madrid. My kids would love the cookies, but also the mystery aspect of ringing a bell and then zig-zagging to find the doorway to get the cookies.

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    1. It's definitely a unique experience! I'm sure your kids would love it!

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  4. They look very, very yummy! Doubt I could stop at just one.

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  5. It looks yummy! I especially love Spain and its extra thick hot chocolate and to dip the bread inside

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  6. Yes, mmm… churros con chocolate! Too bad the nuns don't sell those as well!

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  7. It's definitely a unique experience! I'm sure your kids would love it!

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  8. I didn't realize Madrid Food Tours stops there on one their tours.. such a great idea. I think it's such a fun experience + good cookies!

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