Kruidnoten (spiced nuts) are a Dutch bite-size, cookie-like treat made with speculaas spices and are traditionally eaten around Sinterklaas early December but you can make them whenever of course.
They are super easy to make and the smell from the oven is divine. Kruidnoten are very yummy and it’s hard to stop eating them. This recipe makes about a 100 kruidnoten.
- 75 gram muscovado sugar (if you don't have muscovado sugar then use 125 dark brown sugar)
- 50 gram (dark) brown sugar
- 100 gram cold butter (cubed)
- 250 gram flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 4 tsp speculaas spices
- 6 tablespoons milk
Cream butter and sugar(s) together.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and speculaas spices in a bowl.
Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and add milk. Combine until a ball of dough forms.
Preheat oven 170 degrees Celsius
Roll little balls, size of a marble and place them on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 10-15 min (depending on the size)