November 9, 2016 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Traditional dutch speculaas cookies on white background



Don’t these cookies look delicious? Have you ever eaten these before? I was browsing through my King Arthur flour catalog and saw these advertised. I did a little research about these cookies and discovered the following:

  1. It’s a shortcrust-type cookie made with different spices.
  2. Speculaas are eaten on Saint Nicolas Day (December 6th) in the Netherlands and Belgium. They are eaten in Germany around Christmas time.
  3. They usually have some image or figure stamped on the front and the back is flat.
  4. The dough can be stored overnight so that the spices can permeate the dough, giving it a richer spicy flavor.
  5. Sometimes speculaas contain slivered almonds.

I must admit, I’ve never made these before. However, I believe I’ve eaten a store-bought version of this cookie. Perhaps I will make some this Christmas! If I do, I’ll be sure to post a mouth-watering picture!

So, have you ever eaten these cookies? If so, do you enjoy them?

If you like cookies, then you should try my Christmas novella Loving Luke! It’s only 99 cents and mentions lots of sweet Christmas treats for your palate! Winter Background


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