Speculoos cookies

Speculoos cookies
These delectable biscuits are easy to make and full of spice. Make a batch of these moreish bites for a thoughtful homemade gift for someone special

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:30 mins
    • Cook:8 mins
    • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Makes 45


  • 270g plain flour, plus a little for dusting
  • 150g caster sugar
  • pinch baking powder
  • 2 tsp speculoos spice (a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, coriander, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg), available online
  • 100ml milk
  • 100g butter, at room temperature
  • 200g flaked almonds


  • STEP 1

    Mix the flour, sugar, a pinch of salt, the baking powder and spice in a bowl. Add 50ml of milk and the butter. Knead quickly into a smooth dough, then wrap in foil and chill for 1 hour.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Line 2-3 baking sheets with baking parchment. Sprinkle the baking parchment with the flaked almonds. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured worksurface to about 3mm thick. Cut into rectangles (about 4cm x 6cm). Put these on the trays and press them down lightly on the almonds. Brush the biscuits with the remaining milk and bake for 8 minutes, keeping an eye on them to make sure they don’t get too brown at the edges. Allow to cool.

  • STEP 3

    Trim any almonds sticking out of the edges of the speculoos to neaten them. Store in an airtight container.

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