Spicy Dutch Speculaas Cookie Recipe

Dear friend, Have you met my friend, Speculaas? You surely must.


Speculaas, she is spicy and sassy and exceptionally gorgeous.

Cream together

  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Add remaining ingredients and mix together well:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoons mace
  • 1 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper

Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

After chilled, roll out onto a floured surface. Preheat oven to 350F.

Roll with a regular rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick, then roll over with a speculaas rolling pin if you like.

Then using cookie cutters cut out basic shapes.

Oh so pretty.

Squares, perhaps? I think yes.

Brush cookies lightly with a beaten egg for a little bit of shine. Bake cookies for about 15-20 minutes.

I could roll and roll and roll… happy girl.

Indeed, I promise you will be dear friends forever and ever.

The recipe makes about 2 dozen gorgeous spicy cookies.

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