"Homemade" and "delicious," he added. The filling of these oreshki ("nuts," in Russian) was a lot like dulce de leche, and the cookies themselves were sweet. When I brought them out that evening, after a Cantonese dinner for eight, boy did they go fast.
At the time this corner shop was known as King of Latvia Delicatessen (first photo below). As of 2012 it shares the premises with a pharmacy and does business under the Riga name (second photo); though the ownership is unchanged, the selection of baked goods is smaller. On my one visit, no condensed-milk cookies.
Riga Food Market (formerly known as King of Latvia Delicatessen)
1301 Ave. U (at East 13th St.), Homecrest, Brooklyn