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You may have not heard of Kruidnoten before, but they are a traditional Dutch biscuit eaten at Sinterklaas (5th December). They are spiced very similarly to Speculaas, another Dutch biscuit. Kruidnoten (spice nuts) are not to be mistaken for Pepernoten (pepper nuts). Pepernoten are square and chewy, where as Kruidnoten are round and crunchy.

In the Scandinavian tradition they are thrown to the children by Zwarte Piet, a companion of St Nicholas, and they eat them straight from the floor – but you can eat these out of a bowl or off a plate. I won’t tell.

The biscuits are generally small, crunchy, and very moreish, and go great with a big mug of hot chocolate!

Kruidnoten

Serves 60

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 320g Plain Flour
  • 100g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon Speculaas Spice (See below)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 110g Unsalted Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Milk

Speculaas Spice

  • 4 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Clove
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon White Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cardamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Mace

Directions

1. Add the flour, sugar, salt, spices and butter into a large mixing bowl
2. Cut the butter into small pieces, and add into the bowl
3. Roll the dough into small balls (approx 10g each)
4. Place onto a baking tray about 1 inch apart
5. Bake at Gas Mark 3 / 320°F / 160°C for 20-25 minutes



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