Dutch Speculaas




Yield 16 cookies


Cookie Dough:



Step 1: Create the Cookie Dough

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together
  2. Knead in the butter with a pastry cutter or use a food processor. Make sure the butter is very cold and don't let it heat up too much while you're kneading it (or processing it).
  3. If you are not in a hurry, you can leave the dough in the fridge for a while or even overnight.

Step 2: Roll Out the Dough

  1. Preheat the oven to 340F.
  2. Roll the dough out quite thin, about ¼ of an inch - do you best to keep the dough an even thickness

Step 3: Toppings Time

  1. Place the rolled out cookie dough on a rectangular baking tray.
  2. Whisk an egg with a tablespoon of milk and brush it over the dough.
  3. Press almond halves into the dough.
  4. Cover with another layer of the egg and milk mixture

Step 4: Bake the Cookies

  1. Bake for 30 minutes.
  2. Let the cookies cool completely and then cut into square pieces.
  3. Enjoy!

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Dutch

Recipe by Arousing Appetites: Home to the Serious Cook at