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Spicy Dutch Speculaas Cookie Recipe

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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