A "New Year's cookie" with caraway seeds ($1.20) might have Dutch roots, I'd have wagered, but even the folks behind the counter weren't sure.
Tulip is surrounded by roadways named for crocus, verbena, and violet as well as cypress, aspen, and oak, so it's likely that the shop took its name from the avenue, not the other way 'round. This used to be a German bakery (an oldtimer named Koenig's still serves German chow nearby), and perhaps the current owners inherited the recipe when they took on the lease. Any clue, dear readers?
As for the cookie itself, the flavor is very pointed; you may appreciate the curiosity, with no need for seconds, unless you really like caraway.
Tulip Bake Shop
138 Tulip Ave., Floral Park, New York