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Saint Nicholas Cookies

Speculaas Koekjes

(Dutch Spice Cookies)


2 cups brown sugar

1 ½ cups butter

3 ½–4+ cups flour

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp salt, scant

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ teaspoon cloves

½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon allspice

½ teaspoon ginger


Cream butter and sugar.

Add remaining ingredients and mix, adding enough flour to

form a very stiff dough.

Refrigerate dough, covered, several hours.

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

Remove 1/4 of the dough at a time from the refrigerator. With

hand, flatten dough or roll out to 1/8-inch thick. Cut with cookie


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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