Kruidnoten Cookies (Dutch Ginger Nuts)

Kruidnoten Cookies (Dutch Ginger Nuts)

Spicy speculaas' little sibling is traditionally enjoyed during the 'Sinterklaas' festivities in the Dutch festive season. We've got the recipe.
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  • Serves: 50 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the egg white and knead well. You may use a mixer with a dough hook attachment here. You should be able to shape the dough into a ball without it sticking to your hands. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and set aside for an hour. so that the spices can work their magic.
  3. Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 347 F / 175 C. Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  4. Step 4

    Wet your hands and roll little marble-sized balls of dough (approx. 1/2 inch/12 mm). Place the dough balls on the cookie sheet.
  5. Step 5

    Using your thumb, gently press down on each ball to flatten slightly.
  6. Step 6

    Brush with egg white.
  7. Step 7

    Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cookies puff up and turn a slightly darker shade of brown. Allow to cool.