Speculaas

Ingredients


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons speculaas spice**
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ** Speculaas spice: (If it makes it easier, think of the word part as teaspoon)
  • 8 parts cinnamon
  • 2 parts nutmeg
  • 2 parts ground cloves
  • 1 part white pepper
  • 1 part ground ginger
  • 1 part cardamom
Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter, vanilla, and both kinds of sugar until light and fluffy. Add both eggs and blend well.
  3. Whisk all of the dry ingredients together and slowly add to the butter mixture, combining until the dough pulls from the side of the bowl.
  4. Divide the dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  5. Roll out dough to 1/4" or 1/8" thick and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack. 
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