This delicious snack is 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: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

A delicious Dutch 'cookie', made with speculaaskruiden.


  • 250 grams of Flour
  • 16 grams of Baking Powder
  • 150 grams of (Dark) Brown Sugar
  • 20 grams of Speculaaskruiden
  • 150 grams of Butter
  • 50 grams of Milk
  • Extra Milk (to brush onto the dough)
  • Optional: 1 Egg (to brush onto the dough)
  • Optional: Almond Halves to decorate


  1. Combine the flour and baking powder well.
  2. Add in the (dark) brown sugar and speculaaskruiden and mix again.
  3. Cut the butter into cubes and add this into the mixture.
  4. Knead the butter into the mixture.
  5. Add in the milk to create a supple dough.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  8. Place the dough onto some plastic wrap.
  9. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1 cm.
  10. Place the dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  11. Optional: Cut a big shape out of the dough, like a big heart. Keep in mind the speculaas dough will still expand, so it might become a lot more rounded than you expected.
  12. Optional: Decorate with almond halves.
  13. Optional: Combine some milk with an egg.
  14. Brush the dough with milk or with milk and egg mixture.
  15. Bake for about 35 minutes.
  16. Let it cool a little before breaking it into pieces, creating speculaasbrokken.

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