These delicious snacks are usually enjoyed around the same time as Sinterklaas is celebrated, but with this recipe you can make and enjoy them ALL year round!



Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A delicious Dutch 'cookie', made with speculaaskruiden.


  • 250 grams of Flour
  • 16 grams of Baking Powder
  • 125 grams of (Dark) Brown Sugar
  • 15 grams of Speculaaskruiden
  • 125 grams of Butter
  • 60 grams of Milk
  • Optional: White, Milk or Dark Chocolate


  1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder well.
  3. Add in the (dark) brown sugar and speculaaskruiden and mix again.
  4. Cut the butter into cubes and add this into the mixture.
  5. Knead the butter into the mixture, either by hand or using an electric mixer.
  6. Add in the milk to create a supple dough.
  7. Roll the dough into little balls and place these on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  8. Bake the kruidnoten for about 20 minutes.
  9. Let them cool before removing them from the tray.
  10. Optional: Cover them in chocolate and let the chocolate set.

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