Dutch Speculaas Cookies (With Slivered Almonds on Top)

60 mins (prep 30, cooking 30)
12 ingredients
40 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 emmigrated 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. Each region and many local bakers within regions had their own, often highly prized and highly secret mixture of spices,and competition between then to have the most popular was fierce. These differ from my other Speculaas recipe in that they contain aniseed and ginger in the mix, and also that they do not contain ground almonds within the cookie mixture, but feature slivered almonds on the top so they are more like the giant decorative speculaas that you will find in Dutch shops from late November in the run up to Sint Nicolas on December 5th. ZWT REGION: The Netherlands.

Categories:  <-60-mins , copycat , hand-formed-cookies , novelty , time-to-make , holiday , european , easy , kid-friendly , presentation , heirloom~historical , dutch , cookie-and-brownie , dessert ,
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Serving Size (28.18 g)
Servings 40
Amount per Serving
Calories 110.29 Calories from Fat 47.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.3g 326.09%
Saturated Fat 3.25g 650.1%
Trans Fat 0.2g %
Cholesterol 13.44mg 179.17%
Sodium 91.65mg 152.75%
Total Carbohydrate 15.61g 208.13%
Dietary Fiber 1.16 g 185.64%
Sugars 8.66 g %
Protein 1.27g 101.39%
Vitamin A 158.09IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 42.66mg% Iron 0.47mg%
*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 nutmeg, pinch salt, ground cloves, ground, ground ginger, slivered almonds