Speculaas / Spekulatius / Speculoos

Prep Time:

Approx 1 hour

Cook Time:

12-15 Min

Serves:

24 six-inch cookies

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

SPECULAAS / SPEKULATIUS / SPECULOOS

Ingredients

  • 225 g unsalted butter melted

  • 1 large egg beaten

  • 120 g honey ½ cup

  • 1 tbsp milk

  • 1 tsp almond extract

  • 110 g brown sugar ½ cup

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp ground ginger

  • ¼ tsp ground cloves

  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 630 g AP flour 4 ½ cups

  • ¼ cup rice flour optional for dusting, AP flour can be used

  • 1 large egg optional for glazing the cookies


Preparation

  • Beat the egg with the honey, milk and almond extract in a stand mixer with the paddle or with a hand mixer until combined.

  • Combine the dry ingredients except for the flour in a small bowl and add the to the egg mixture. Beat until well combined.

  • Gradually add the melted butter.

  • Gradually add the flour and mix at low speed until it comes together.

  • Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and knead until a smooth, slightly sticky dough is achieved.

  • Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for ½ hour or until firm.

  • Dust your mold with rice flour (or AP flour) and put in small pieces of dough to fill the mold. Roll over the dough with a rolling pin then use a sharp knife to level the dough against the mold.

  • Transfer to parchment lined baking sheets and chill for at least ½ hour or until firm.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. If desired, brush with 1-2 coats of beaten egg for a glazed finish. Bake straight from the fridge for 12-15 minutes or until just slightly browned at the edges.


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