When I was a kid my mom used to bake loads of cookies every Christmas, her Spekulatius cookies were one of my favorite, I got the recipe from her so now I don't have to wait for Christmas to eat them . Here is her recipe.
Step 1: What you will need:
3/4 cup butter 1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup light brown sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup ground almonds 1/4 tsp. ground cardamon
1 large egg 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
3 cups flour 1/4 tsp. ground mace*
3 tbsp. milk 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds (optional)
*If you can't find mace you can substitute it with nutmeg.
Measuring cups and spoons
Mixing bowls and mixer
Yield: Makes about 4 dozen cookies.