Speculaas (Dutch Spice Cookies or Windmill Cookies)

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
1 hr
15 mins

Traditionally, these cookies are pressed into wooden windmill molds. But they're delicious in any shape!

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Add egg.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to form a stiff dough.
  3. If making the cookies without a mold, roll the dough into cylinders that are the diameter of your desired cookies.*
  4. Freeze for at least 20-30 minutes.
  5. Slice the chilled dough into thin (~1/4 inch) rounds and place on a cookie sheet. Cookies will spread a little bit upon baking.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  7. *Also chill dough before pressing into molds or using cookie cutters.