Speculaas

Preparation info

  • Yield: about

    twenty-four

    2 inch Round Cookies
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2010

  • About

Those damned delta air lines biscoff cookies haunt me. I really hate flying, but I have to admit they are the one part of it that I enjoy. There are few cookies that I would pilfer in large quantities from a stewardess’s mobile cart, but I would do almost anything to satiate my craving for those. They are actually speculaas, a type of Dutch or Belgian shortcrust biscuit. Traditionally served on St. Nicholas’s Eve (December 6), speculaas are crunchy, golden, and chock-full of the traditional holiday spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. They are also highly addictive and pair well with tea or coffee.

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