Saturday, November 19, 2011

Speculaasjes


We baked speculaasjes today!
They're cookies that have special speculaas spices in them. They're very tasty.


15 comments:

Jeffe Kennedy said...

what is speculaas? SO intrigued!

Hammie Hamster said...

They look delicious! This is an experiment, trying to send you a comment on ourIPad :-) !

Sullivan McPig said...

@Jeffe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculaas

@Hammie: looks like it works!

Hammie Hamster said...

Yeah! It works!!! :-) We are getting more modern every day :-) :-)

Penelope said...

Squirrel cookie cutters! Excellent!

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

The squirrel ones are great?

Will you share your recipe, or is a family secret? ;-)

Jerry and Ben said...

Yummy! What time should we be over to help you eat them? hehe

Buttons the Bear said...

Yum!! Put the kettle on I'll be right there. They look delicious!

Demented Wench said...

I Googled "speculaaskruiden" to find a recipe for the spices. ;)

Sullivan McPig said...

@Enbrethiliel: Here you can just buy packages of ready made speculaas spices, but if you want to make it yourself:
http://dutchfood.about.com/od/cookingtipstechniques/ss/Speculaskruiden.htm

You can just make normal cookiedough for cookies and add the speculaas spices to it.

I think speculaas is close to gingerbread in taste, but I never had gingerbread so I'm not entirely sure.

Found art blog said...

You never had gingerbread??? Oh, I can feel a shopping trip and a care package coming on!!!
Your cookies look yummy too!

Jerry and Ben said...

Sullivan, Ben wants to know: do you eat the cookies plain, or do you decorate them with icing or frosting? Papa says he thinks they would be good plain with coffee, but Jerry thinks some icing drizzled on the tops of the cookies would be nice.

Sullivan McPig said...

@Beanie: :-D
@Jerry and Ben: I like them best plain with hot chocolate, but some people like to sprinkle sugar on the cookies before they go into the oven to make them sweeter. I never saw speculaas cookies with frosting, but it might be tasty.

Jerry and Ben said...

Thank you Sullivan! Papa says he's going to make some for Christmas, we can't wait to taste them; and we're going to have them plain like you!

Jeffe Kennedy said...

I cannot believe you sent me to Wikipedia! How... AMERICAN of you! I would have sent you gingerbread cookies, but now...