Growing Chefs! Ontario Speculoos Cookies

Speculoos Cookies

Speculoos, as they are called in Belgium are spiced ginger shortbread cookies. This recipe creates the perfect crispy, crunchy caramelized cookies! They are especially delicious with a hot chocolate or tea!
Makes 2 dozen
3 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking powder1 cup butter, unsalted at room temperature1 cup brown sugar1 cup white sugar2 whole eggs at room temperature2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon ground anise seeds1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Measuring spoonsMeasuring cupsMixing bowls of various sizesStand mixer with paddle attachementSpatulaBaking sheet lined with parchmentTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

To make the cookies, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and spices in a large mixing bowl. Mix until blended.

In a new large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar, you can use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix in the egg.

Add the flour mixture and combine until well mixed and dough forms. Remove dough from bowl and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 – 6 hours.

Get Cooking!

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a ⅛- to ¼‑inch (3mm – 6mm) thickness.

Cut the dough into desired cookie shape, you can use speculoos style cookie molds to

shape cookies.

Place cookies on parchment covered baking tray and bake at 350°F for 12 – 14