Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FFWD: Speculoos

Oops, forgot to cross post!

I don't think I've ever had proper Speculoos, or Speculaas, or Belgian/Dutch Spice Cookies. I've made them before (with the Lazy Bakers!) but since I have no idea how they are supposed to taste I don't know if what I've made is a good Speculoos. But at any rate, I enjoy them but I think I like a spicy Swedish gingersnap better.

FFWD: Speculoos

I also have discovered that when I bake cookies, which isn't very often, I like something easy and yummy, like a good ol' drop cookie. All the fancy cookies which require rolling into logs and chilling or rolling out into sheets for cut-outs is too much for my lazy brain.

FFWD: Speculoos

I have sandwiched caramel between spicy Swedish gingersnaps to great success, so I decided to do so with these.

FFWD: Speculoos

The caramel was too soft so it gooped out, but I think that just makes them more delicious. I also tried nutella (good), and homemade strawberry jam (not my favorite).

FFWD: Speculoos

All in all, a good cookie; I like the brown sugar and spices, but I would prefer something as spicy as a Swedish gingersnap.

4 comments:

  1. I thought your Speculaas you made with us, the lazy bakers, turned out nice. You didn't like those? :C
    I am just about to whip up 3 different batches of cookies for my husband to take into his work place. Their favourite were the oatmeal cookies with drunk raisins.
    My favourite cookie is always choc chip. But I love Speculaas with a good cup of coffee!
    But I agree with you, too fussy in the making of a cookie is unnecessary for a good cookie.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I remember speculaas! We learned about Santa coming on a boat from Spain. Or something like that? Guess we didn't learn it all that well. These speculaas have to be rolled out--Melinda's didn't. I'll vote for Melinda's recipe. Speaking of Melinda, she had great plans to resurrect the Lazy Bakers and have them (us) tackle doughnnuts. I'm ready.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Speculaas and caramel= YUM!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Melinda, thanks! I did like my Lazy Bakers speculaas, but I was disappointed I didn't slice them thin enough to get crisp. Your recipe was easier as Marie points out!

    I've never considered getting the raisins drunk for oatmeal raisin cookies--what a great idea!

    Marie, oh yeah, that's right! I had forgotten all about that. Lazy Bakers take on doughnuts? I'm in!

    Vicki, yes, a match made in heaven!

    ReplyDelete