Speculaas Cookies
Speculaas Cookies, also known as Speculoos or Dutch Windmill Cookies are a traditional Dutch cookie. Make the cookies with a speculaas mold or cookie cutter
Servings Prep Time
40-50cookies 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15minutes 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
40-50cookies 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15minutes 30minutes
Ingredients
Speculaas Dough
Tools for using a speculaas mold
Instructions
  1. Put the flour and baking powder on your work surface or in a bowl and make a little well in the middle. In the middle of the well, add the remaining ingredients, salt, dark brown sugar, speculaas spice mix, butter and milk.
  2. Using your hands combine all ingredients and knead it into a dough. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C.
  4. When the dough is ready you can roll out the dough on a floured work surface and use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Or, if you have a speculaas cookie mold, you can take your mold and dust it with rice flour. Press the speculaas dough into the mold. Make sure you firmly press it to ensure all the details will be copied to the cookie. Trim off the edges.
  5. Take a piece of sewing thread or other thin piece of string and use it to scrape off the excess dough. Make sure you have the string running tightly against the wood, underneath the excess dough on top. Roll off the excess dough. You’ll be left with a cookie mold that’s filled with cookie dough.
  6. Turn the mold over and give it one, or more firm taps to let the cookies fall out of the mold. If needed you can use a soft brush to brush off some of the rice flour.
  7. Place the speculaas cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.