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The Real Belgian Speculoos

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Speculoos is given and eaten by our children when St Nicolas is bringing gifts, on December 6th. It is a Belgian tradition, we eat those cookies from Fall until the end of Winter !

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces, weight All-purpose Flour
  • 5 ounces, weight Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Speculoos Spices Or 5 Spices (nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Pepper)
  • 5 ounces, weight Cold Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk

Preparation

In a medium bowl, mix flour, soda, brown sugar and spices. Add butter (cut in little bits) and milk. Mix to make a light dough.

Set aside in the fridge for 3-4 hours or for a complete night.

Use speculoos pan (that represents Saints of animals), sprinkle it with flour (just a little) and press dough on it. Remove the excess with a knife. Turn out the dough from the speculoos pan and put it on a lightly greased flat pan.
(if you don’t have a speculoos pan, spread the dough and cut it with cookie cutters).

Cook the speculoos in a preheated oven (400°) for 15 minutes.

Enjoy our Belgian tradition !

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Barbara Hill on 4.28.2018

A couple questions. I am looking for a true Belgium recipe. I have found others that state the type of sugar you use is imperative and it is not typical brown sugar. Also, some recipes have eggs, some don’t. Which is it? Lol I thought that it HAS to contain cardamom and anise to have the tre flavor.

This sounds good, but… Is this a true Belgium recipe or an Americanized version? Thanks!

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Twinks on 6.29.2010

I love Speculoos, but my husband LOVES Speculoos. He is anxiously waiting for me to try these. We can get them here under the name Biscoff, but I would love to make my own. I will let you know how it goes!

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Lisa on 10.27.2009

Thanks so much for the comments on my blog. I was on vacation for a few days and it was such a treat to hear what you had to say. Ok I love Biscoff cookies, and I’ve heard they are Speculoos. I tried making a recipe last year, but it wasn’t good at all. I’m going to try your recipe today. I have to admit I actually love to fly on Delta Airlines because they give you Biscoff cookies! Yummmmmy! Thanks for the friend invite, and I can’t wait to read more. Lisa

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belgiumusagirl on 10.21.2009

Thank you to both of you !
I’m gonna try another recipe, I’ll let you know if it is better or not !
There are so many speculoos recipes so it is not easy to find “the” best one !

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Shal on 10.21.2009

was going to say the same thing!

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Karenpie on 5.20.2010

Love these! I made them for the first time last December for Sinterklaas Day. They’re spicey and lovely. They’ll be a tradition in our home every Dec. 6th!

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