Saint Nicholas Cookie

December 8, 2018



Speculaas Koekjes 

(Dutch Spice Cookies)



2 cups brown sugar
1 ½ cups butter
3 ½–4+ cups flour
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ginger



Cream butter and sugar.


Add remaining ingredients and mix, adding enough flour to form a very stiff dough.

Shape into a rectangle disk and wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate dough, covered, several hours.

Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly grease several cookie sheets.

Remove dough at a time from the refrigerator. Cut off about 1/4 of the dough disk and roll out to 1/8-inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter.

Repeat with rest of dough, 1/4 at a time. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around edges.

Remove cookies to wire rack; cool completely.

Dust lightly with icing sugar. Store cookies in covered container.



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