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Speculatius Cookies

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 2 1/4 c Unsifted flour
  • 3/4 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Ground cardamom
  • 1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 ts Ground clovees
  • 1/4 ts Ground mace
  • 1 pn Salt
  • 3/4 c (1-1/2 sticks) sweet butter
  • 1 c Confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ts Grated lemon rind


Spicy holiday cookies made with a rolling pin or wooden molds.

NOTE: When unsifted flour is called for, fluff up the flour in the sack or
container with a fork before measuring.

Preheat oven to 350~

Combine flour, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, mace and salt onto wax

Beat butter with sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy; beat in egg
and lemon rind. Stir in flour mixture, blending well.

Roll out dough, one half at a time, on a lightly floured surface to a
1/4-inch thickness. Use a floured speculatius or springerle rolling pin
(see note #2 below) and roll over dough only once, pressing designs into
dough to an 1/8 inch thickness. Cut cookies apart on dividing lines. Place
cookies, 1 inch apart, on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining

Bake in a 350~ oven for 15 minutes or until cookies are a light golden

Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks; cool completely.

NOTE 2: Instead of speculatius rolling pin, you can use speculatius wooden
molds which make larger cookies so the yield will be less.

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