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cara 12-03-2005 05:50 AM

Spekulatius - traditional spicey christmas cookie
 
just make a simple shortcake:

350 g flour
100 g almond flour (or ground almonds)
200 g Butter
150 g sugar
2 eggs

1 vanilla bean, scratched out (? you know what I mean?)
cinnamon, clove powder, mace
very little salt

knead together COLD , place cool again and let rest
roll out at about 2-3mm ( ca 0,12inch )

in Germany you can buy special "Spekulatiusrolls" to form the cookies....

https://www.asv-versand.de/bilder/produkte/IMG0091.jpg

It looks like that

https://www.mpertzborn.de/images/weih...pekulatius.jpg

but plain cookie formers should work, too... :mrgreen:

bake 390F for about 10-12min

Piccolina 12-04-2005 12:07 AM

Those are beautiful Cara, and the recipe sounds delicious...My mom just sent me a few cookie cutters (I couldn't find any here!) and I am itching to make lots of cut out cookies, so I will be copying and pasting this recipe :smile: Thanks for sharing it.

cara 12-04-2005 03:34 AM

they are delicious... ;o)
but I must admit, I never tried them myself, because you can buy them ready and that is much easier... ;o)


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