Dutch Pepernoten

Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 mins
Cook
30 mins

Taken from a little community cookbook "Cooking on Clogs" that has some great family recipes compiled by Dutch ladies especially for when they pined for typical Dutch recipes and treats that were not available to them shop-bought when they emmigrated to other countries. These should be little tiny balls... about the size of the top joint of your little finger.. and when cooled you mix them with sweets (candy) that is hard and very sugary and THIS mix is what Sint Nicolas's helpers Zwarte Piet(s) throw at children when they make their "surprise" visit to families with the Big Red Book on the 5th of December. NOTE: If you have access to commercially mixed Speculaas kruiden (spices) then you could use 2 3/4 teaspoons of that instead of the individual spices listed. ZWT REGION: The Netherlands.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar, then add spice mix (or spices).
  2. Add the flour and milk and make very very small marble sized balls.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 160 C (320 F) until golden.