Traditional Dutch Taai-Taai Cookie

Traditional Dutch Taai-Taai Cookie

Learn how to make traditional dutch taai-taai cookies with this simple recipe that has helpful tips on how to bake just like a dutch patissier.
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Add 7/8 cup/170 grams of the brown sugar to a saucepan along with the honey and 1/3 cup/80 grams of the water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Step 2

    Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in both types of flour and the salt. Allow the dough to rest for 1 day, covered, at room temperature.
  3. Step 3

    Mix in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons/20 grams of bruine basterdsuiker , ground aniseed, the remaining 1 1/3 tablespoons/20 grams of water and the baking powder , and mix. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll it out to 1/2-inch/1 centimeter thick.
  4. Step 4

    Preheat the oven to 410 degrees F/210 degrees C.
  5. Step 5

    Cut the dough into shapes using a (lightly floured) figurine mold or cookie cutter and place on a lightly greased baking sheet .
  6. Step 6

    Brush the shapes with the beaten egg . Bake the taai-taai in the preheated oven for 12 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Serve and enjoy!