Introduction: The Forgotten Theekoek (an Eyebrow Raising Cookie)
(literally translated: tea cookie)
Many Belgians don't know this cookie. I searched for some background on this, but couldn't find that much (anyone who knows more: feel free to comment). Couldn't discover any roots (maybe it isn't Belgian at all?), finding the recipe online was hard. Some bakeries here in Belgium sell the theekoek, but it doesn't seem very popular (maybe because they ruin it by adding a giant layer of frosting).
It's a wonderful cookie, always raises some eyebrows!
(first instructable, tell me if anything isn't clear!)
Step 1: Ingredients
For the almond crème:
(WARNING: I messed up calculating the ingredients for the almond cream
and doubled them, don't use the pic as a reference)
125 almond powder
For the butter dough:
Step 2: Mix.
First mix butter and sugar,
then eggs (not all at once),
and at last the flour
Start with butter, sugar and salt.
then add the eggs,
end with the flour
Step 3: Prepare
- spread the butter dough in a 4mm layer and use a ring to shape the dough, diameter 10 cm approx
- add the almond crème with a teaspoon
Step 4: In the Oven...
-180°C or 356°F
- 20 minutes
afterwards you can add a real thin layer of 'frosting': mix some sugar with water and spread it over the cookies (don't make them too wet). It makes the cookie just perfect.
Enjoy the forgotten cookie! (and share a pic with us)
Step 5: ...other Instructables I Made
Some very tasty spreads
Cashew nut Tzatziki: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cashew-nut-tzatzik...
Pistachio Carrot spread: https://www.instructables.com/id/Pistachio-Carrot-S...
A not so healthy but simply amazing cookie
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