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Dutch Speculaas Biscuits

Traditional bakingTraditional made around Christmas time these are lovely spiced biscuits usually made by pressing into wooden moulds in the shapes of windmills or people. They are the perfect accompaniment to a brew at any time of day.


250g / 9oz unsalted butter

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup white sugar

1 ¼ cup soft dark brown sugar

2 eggs

3 ½ cup flour

2 tsp baking soda

2 ½ tbsp speculaas spice

1 tsp salt

Dutch Speculaas biscuits

Speculaas spice (this does vary & it is worth playing with the spices to find your own preferred mix)

8 parts cinnamon

2 parts nutmeg

2 parts cloves

1 part white pepper

1 part ginger

1 part cardamon

Dutch speculaas biscuits

  1. Cream the butter, vanilla, and both kinds of sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly add both eggs and blend well.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk all of the dry ingredients together and slowly add to the butter mixture, combining until the dough pulls from the side of the bowl.
  4. Wrap the dough up in clingfilm and refrigerate for several hours or preferably overnight.
  5. Remove from the fridge & allow to reach room temperature. Roll out dough to 1/4″ or 1/8″ thick and cut with biscuit cutters.
Baking tray.Pre heat to 180c

10-12 mins

Careful not to overcook them, they will harden as they cool so leave on the tray for about 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack.

Pop the kettle on, make a brew & enjoy.

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