Speculoos ~ French Fridays With Dorie

by kitchenarian on December 31, 2010

I think I have just discovered my new favorite cookie. I made speculoos this week from Dorie Greenspan’s newest cookbook, Around My French Table. Such a simple, yet delicious cookie. Originating from Belgium, this is the country’s celebrated holiday cookie. I can understand why because of the cinnamon spiciness, but I will eat this cookie any day of the year and any time of the day.

This cookie can be whatever you want it to be: thick or thin, small or big, chewy or crunchy, whatever your cookie preference is. In our household, we prefer a smaller, thicker, chewier cookie, so that is what we made.

As I was baking these, children came from far reaching corners of the house drawn by the enticing aroma of cinnamon and brown sugar baking. We could hardly get them out of the oven before we were all eating them. Speculoos are perfect with coffee as I have repeatedly tested over the past few days. I also envision these versatile cookies with a bit of lemon curd or two cookies sandwiched together with a sweet filling inside.  Any way you stack them, they are delicious!

French Fridays with Dorie is an on-line cooking group that cooks recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s newest cookbook, Around My French Table. While I write about a recipe every Friday that I have prepared from the book, as a member of the group, I have agreed not to publish the recipes on my blog.  But I will tell you a little secret –  if you click here you will be transported to Dorie Greenspans’ website, and she will share the recipe with you there.


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Felice December 31, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I love these cookies. We used to call them windmill cookies. I must try making some soon as yours look delicious.


Kate @ Diethood.com January 1, 2011 at 10:30 am

I’ve had these a few times in Europe – they are really good with a cup of coffee. Thank you for sharing the recipe!


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