Speculaas (Dutch style gingerbread biscuits)

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Lisa 'Gayle' Goff

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These are one of our family's favorite dutch cookies (they bake thin and crisp so they are more of a biscuit than a cookie, thus the name)

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 7 oz
    self-rising cake flour
  • 4 oz
    soft brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    *speculaas spice (this is very authentic and hard to find, see recipe below to make your own)
  • 1 pinch
    salt
  • 5 oz
    chilled real butter (do not use margarine)
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk

How to Make Speculaas (Dutch style gingerbread biscuits)

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine flour, sugar, spice and salt
  2. Dice the butter and mix into the flour using a pastry cutter or two knives then add milk and with your hands quickly knead all into a firm dough (do this quickly so the heat from your hands does not warm the dough too much)
  3. wrap the dough in saran wrap and let rest at least 2 hours but overnight is preferable to develope the spice flavor
  4. Pre heat oven to 375
  5. Roll dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes
  6. Cool on a wire rack, break into pieces to serve.
  7. * Speculaas spice:
    1/2 Cup Cinnamon
    1/4 Cup Cloves
    1/4 Cup Nutmeg
    1/2 Cup Ground Ginger
    1/4 Cup Cardamom
    1/8 Cup White Pepper

    (You can use a pre-made gingerbread spice but it will not be the same, the gingerbread spices have allspice and no cardamom or white pepper, but use what ever suits your tastes)

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