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    Speculaas (Dutch Windmill Cookies)

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    40 mins

    30 mins

    10 mins

    RyGuy's Note:

    My grandpa taught me how to make these authentic Dutch windmill cookies, using his wood cookie forms that have passed through the generations. Today, they can be made into any shape you like, using cookie cutters.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a bowl, beat the butter 30 seconds or until softened.
    2. 2
      Combine the remaining ingredients, except for the almonds, in a small bowl.
    3. 3
      Add half of this mixture into the butter. Stir until mixed.
    4. 4
      Add the remaining flour mixture and 1/3 cup almonds and stir until mixed.
    5. 5
      Divide dough in half.
    6. 6
      On lightly floured surface roll one portion ot the dough to 1/8" thickness.
    7. 7
      Cut into desired shapes, place on greased cookie sheet and decorate with remaining almonds (if desired).
    8. 8
      Repeat with second half of dough.
    9. 9
      Bake at 350 degrees 8-10 minutes, or until browned.
    10. 10
      Cool on cookie sheet one minute.
    11. 11
      Remove and allow to cool.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 03, 2014

      55

      I have looked for a recipe for these for many years!!! These were excellent!!! Loved them!!!

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    • on September 10, 2011

      55

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe & memories. The whole house smelled really good. These are delicious & satisfied my Dutch windmill cookie craving! They're better than store bought - so fresh, crisp and a new fav recipe. Per another reviewer I also added 1/2 tsp ginger to mine & they taste great. Instead of rolling/cutting I formed them into a log to slice & bake. Worked out perfectly if you don't mind the plain rectangular shape.

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    • on December 14, 2009

      55

      Perfect! I searched through a variety of internet recipes and settled on this one. The only change I made was to add 1/2 tsp. of ginger. The cookies were crisp with a soft bite and had that authentic dutch windmill taste. Yum!

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    Nutritional Facts for Speculaas (Dutch Windmill Cookies)

    Serving Size: 1 (28 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 193.8
     
    Calories from Fat 86
    44%
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    25%
    Cholesterol 28.0 mg
    9%
    Sodium 114.6 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 25.2 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 13.5 g
    54%
    Protein 2.5 g
    5%

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