Speculaas

Author: Canadian Living

Thin, spiced cookies decorated with almonds, Speculaas are found in Holland, Germany and Austria. 

  • Portion size 28 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg.

In separate bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir into butter mixture until just combined.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface; gather dough and knead until smooth. Divide in half and form into rectangles. Wrap each and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

On lightly floured surface, roll out each rectangle to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Cut into 3- x 1-1/2-inch (8 x 4 cm) rectangles.

Place, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Brush with milk; lightly press almonds onto tops.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until edges are darkened and tops are firm, about 13 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 50 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 99.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 67 mg
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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