Friday, December 10, 2010

FFwD - 5 of Cookie Week

I had never heard of Speculoos before this assignment.  I may need to get out more.  According to Dorie, these originated in Belgium and they are the cookie that celebrates the name day of Saint Nicholas.....or Santa Claus.  Hmmmm....."here comes Speculoo, here comes Speculoo, right down Speculoo Lane....."  Don't think so.

These are a brown sugar cookie with the typical Christmas spices of cinnamon, ginger and cloves and they smell fabulous when they're baking.  I opted for sandwiching some of mine with dulce de leche and others with Nutella, but they're also really good all on their own.

Check out Dorie's book, "Around My French Table" for the recipe.


  1. I sure am thinking of Nutella too !
    My dough sits in the refrigeration and am loving it so muc!
    It already tastes so good , can imagine what these will be!
    I had never heard of these b4 either:-)

  2. I absolutely adore your blog name and masthead! Oh and your speculoos look divine too!

  3. Pretty picture! I like your new song, too :)

  4. I love your picture! Nutella...that's the key! Can't wait to try these.