Welcome to day three of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Around the World! Today we have speculaas.
Speculaas cookies, otherwise known as Biscoff cookies, are all the rage right now. You can find recipes all over the web using them (or the spread made from them) as an ingredient in a number of delicious dishes. But what about recipes for the actual cookie? Those are a little harder to come by. And believe me, I have a recipe for the cookie that will keep you eating and eating and eating.
If you like gingersnaps, you’ll love these speculaas cookies. They are the Dutch equivalent of the American gingersnap, but with more spices. Traditionally, speculaas cookies are made by pressing the dough into a mold and then baking. There are also springerle rolling pins with a design carved into them, so as you roll it over the dough, a design is imprinted onto the cookies. But if you don’t have a mold or a springerle rolling pin (I don’t), it’s just as fine to use a regular rolling pin and cookie cutters or to just cut them into rectangles with a sharp knife.
If you want to try a new cookie this holiday season, try these. You won’t be disappointed. And neither will your neighbors if you decide to share. And while they’re baking, your house will surely smell like Christmas.