German Spekulatius (the Belgians call them Speculoos while the Dutch call them Speculaas) are my absolute favourite Christmas cookies. I can happily munch on them all year round. The ingredients strike the perfect balance between cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves for a taste, that to me, is pure Christmas.
You might already be familiar with my mad spekulatius obsession, like when I used them in my Belgian Speculoos Tiramisu Verrines, or my Pink Almond Spekulatius Burfi. It just goes to show how versatile they are and that they can be used in almost any dessert. I've had so many emails and requests for my family recipe, so here, finally, is my grandmother's own.
If you'd like more Christmas cookie ideas, see my Christmas Cookies page.
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