Belgian Spice Cookies

Speculoos cookies are a traditional Belgian treat enjoyed during the Christmas season. They’re a take on your average gingerbread cookie that will delight your family and guests alike!

These Christmas cookies truly are exceptionally delicious. In Belgium, many parents will pack speculoos cookies in their children’s lunch boxes; the best way is to smatter a bit of margarine between the cookies and wrap them in tin foil. For bulk batch cookie baking, double this delicious Christmas recipe!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) at room temperature
  • 1 egg

Combine the first six ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Cream the butter and sugar together until nice and fluffy. Gradually add the dry ingredients until you have a smooth mixture.

Turn onto a floured surface and divide the dough in half. Flatten each half and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Use a rolling pin to roll down into 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into rectangular cookies.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 minutes or until the edges of cookies begin to darken. Bon appetite!