Speculaas-cookies (a.k.a. Dutch Spice Cookies)

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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
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Step 1: Ingredients

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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 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Step 2: Assemble

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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

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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 !
jessin5 years ago
ben je nederlands?
ik wel
sallost (author)  jessin5 years ago
Ik ben Belgisch :p
jessin sallost5 years ago
ok lol:P
je vind niet vaak iemand die nederlands praat op instructables
Xonah jessin5 years ago
Idd, jij bent de eerste die ik zie :P
merijnvw Xonah5 years ago
 er zijn er wel een hoop hoor, maar niet iedereen maakt het bekend
gellocks5 years ago
 Thanks for the instructable!  These cookies were wonderful!!  I too am ADDICTED to speculoos and until recently would bring it back by the case when visiting family in the Netherlands.  The parent company, Lotus, does have a US sister company that supplies the original cookies and nooooow my much loved speculoos paste online!!  It's kinda pricey but cheaper than popping over to NL or BE.. lol  Here's the link..  As for the speculaas spice... I use a recipe I found on a dutch food/photography website...  It's the best I've found...


sallost (author)  gellocks5 years ago
I'm surly gonna try this when I'm making these again.
ikke_12065 years ago
What is the difference between these cookies and normal speculaas?
sallost (author)  ikke_12065 years ago
Hmm... hard to say. They taste allot like speculaas but these are more tender, speculaas crunches. I guess :D
So these are like speculaas, but softer? I've got to make these :)
Xonah5 years ago
Really nice tutorial, I love "speculaas", but the real translated name is Dutch Spice Cookies. Just so that you know
sallost (author)  Xonah5 years ago
thanks I think I learned something new here :D
ChrysN5 years ago
My mom used to make these cookies for Christmas from scratch (without the paste). They are yummy!
lemonie5 years ago
The spices are in the paste then - you need paste to make these? L
sallost (author)  lemonie5 years ago
I think it should be possible to replace the paste by spices
lemonie sallost5 years ago
I think so too, but not having tasted this I'm a bit clueless. "How to make speculoospaste" would be a good instructable...? L