Dutch Speculaas Cookies (Contains Ground Almonds)

60 mins (prep 45, cooking 15)
10 ingredients
20 servings
Taken from a little community cookbook "Cooking on Clogs" that has some great family recipes compiled by Dutch ladies especially for when they pined for typical Dutch recipes and treats that were not available to them shop-bought when they emigrated to other countries. I like the fact that these cookies don't just specify the vague ingredient "speculaas kruiden" (spices) but actually tell you how to make the spice mix from scratch. These cookies available year round in NL but the large, often highly decorative cookies, often made to a regional or local spekulaas spice recipes that are the cooks closely guarded secret, and often topped with slivered almonds, make their appearance in late November in the run up to Saint Nicolas on December 5th. Cooking time includes refrigeration time and yield is a total guess because it depends entirely how large you choose to make your cookies :) ZWT REGION: The Netherlands.

Categories:  <-60-mins , holiday , seasonal , winter , european , hand-formed-cookies , kid-friendly , heirloom~historical , dutch , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (48.89 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 209.26 Calories from Fat 76.32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.48g 261.0%
Saturated Fat 4.4g 440.2%
Trans Fat 0.26g %
Cholesterol 19.24mg 128.27%
Sodium 129.98mg 108.32%
Total Carbohydrate 31.22g 208.12%
Dietary Fiber 2.49 g 199.28%
Sugars 16.21 g %
Protein 4.3g 171.84%
Vitamin A 207.45IU% Vitamin C 0.2mg%
Calcium 63.9mg% Iron 0.95mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground cloves