Introduction: Speculaas-cookies (a.k.a. Dutch Spice Cookies)
Speculaas is a real treat in Western-Europe. We eat it on various ways :on some bread, with coffee, mixed with ice cream. It's thin, very crunchy and made with white flour, butter, brown sugar and spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, white pepper and cardamom. Some while ago a genius women made speculaaspasta ( speculoospaste ) which is creamy speculaas to spread on some bread. . This stuff is so good so I tried to combine it with a cookie.
NOTE :I'm not sure if you can buy this outside Belgium
Step 1: Ingredients
This can be done with almost every recipe. If you like chocolate chip cookies just use a recipe of your choise. Just keep in mind that this stuff is very fat and very sweet. You might want to reduce the amount of butter and suger. I used following recipe
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup speculaaspasta
4/3 cup flour
2 tbls butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Step 2: Assemble
Mix the butter, the sugar, the flour and the vanilla. Ad the speculaas paste and mix briefly
You can replace the speculaas paste by the following mix or the mix provided by gellocks in the comments
mix all the ingredi�nt en ground them
30 g cinnamon
10 g clove powder
10 g nutmeg
5 g white pepper
5 g anise seed
5 g coriander seed
Step 3: Bake the Cookie
Put the cookies in an oven for 10 to 13 minutes at 180°C.
When the cookies are almost done, add some paste on top of the cookie and let it bake for 5 more minutes.
Let the cookies cool down and enjoy !