Speculoos (or speculaas) are crisp and full of spices. Perfect with tea or coffee. Delicious made small or large. They are traditional Christmas cookies served on St. Nicholas’s eve on December 6th in their native Belgium. That old St. Nick is a lucky guy!
What is there not to LOVE about a speculoos?!? I made my batch and I used two different cutters. I used the smaller one and the larger one. The smaller sized speculoos disappeared immediately. The little hands ran off with those as soon as they cooled.
The larger ones…well, let me tell you about those! It’s funny how I had two friends come by yesterday when I told them what I was baking. One friend came by to show me a new make-up she was wearing. Suspicious? I think so.
The other friend I did actually invite. We were going to her house for dinner. Then I mentioned I was baking. We ended up eating at my house. Speculoos went vamoose pretty rapidly.
The smell is heavenly when you are baking them. The crispiness is wonderful. I happened to save a few for my mom to try. They ended up being a little bit softer today. Even better the second day. This is a new holiday favorite for the Duchess’ casita. I AM IN LOVE with this recipe.
You know the drill, we are not allowed to share the recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s new book. The book is incredible. I read Dorie tweet earlier today on Twitter that it has been reprinted. So if you were not lucky enough to get a copy, you could get one in time for Christmas!
Please join us with French Fridays with Dorie. It is lots of fun! You can join us on Dorie's website.
Now I do have something you can look at and get a recipe!! It is my guest post with Chef Dennis at my all-time favorite blog: More Than a Mountful.
I had to bake something special for Chef Dennis. He has a huge following that looks forward to his tasty recipes and sweet stories every week. I couldn’t let down his readers. I ADORE this cake. This special holiday cake recipe is over here!
Isn’t she a lovely cake?
If we are freezing our buns off here in South Florida, I know y’all are too! I hope you are snuggling by a warm fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa. I know I told you I wish we had a fireplace. I hope you are eating cake or some speculoos.
ONE LAST THING! I swear! Don't forget to leave a comment and be a part of my Tate's Bake Shop giveaway! I have seen this giveaway on many of my friend's blogs. You should try on all of them. The book is great and so are the cookies!
Thank you, as always, for stopping by!