IntroductionSt. Nicholas traditionally rewards good children with Speculaas made from large wooden molds shaped into figurines, in Holland and other low countries of Northern Europe. St. Nicholas traditionally rewards good children with Speculaas made from large wooden molds shaped into figurines, in Holland and other low countries of Northern Europe.
0.5 cup butter or margarine
1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 Cups flour
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking powder
The dough will be difficult to work with when first removed from the refrigerator. I typically work with half at a time and knead a VERY little bit to get the butter slightly warmer to start with for the first rolling. I also typically roll these a little thicker than 1/16" - I like them to have a little more chew. The number of servings is for a thicker cookie.
Bake at 350 until edges begin to turn dark: 6-8 minutes for thin rolled cookies or 8-10 minutes for thicker molded figures.
Store airtight at room temperature.
Serving Size: makes 40 2" cookies
Number of Servings: 40
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EUDORAWA.