Speculaas have a reputation of being extremely addictive. In my book, they’re most addictive in the form of a spread – kind of like peanut butter, but infinitely more delicious. The cookies are kind of similar to a cutout gingerbread cookie – with a generous amount of cinnamon and other warm spices.
These are easy to make, too – by hand, using a bowl, with a pastry cutter. The traditional shape is square or oblong, but I went with stars instead. They have potential. I think I rolled mine too thin and baked them too long, but Larry still likes them. I think they’d make a great pie crust.
For this round of Baked Sunday Mornings, we’re co-hosting with Club Baked, another Baked group. To get the recipe and see the other entries from this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings head on over to Baked Sunday Mornings or Club Baked.
- Speculaas (Baked Explorations, p. 114)