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Danish Spice Cookies (Speculoos)

Danish Spice Cookies (Speculoos)

Curious to see how the famous Speculoos cookies are made? This Danish Spice Cookies recipe will show you exactly how. Hint: there are so many different spices involved to give the cookies the wonderfully caramelized and perfectly spiced flavor that you’ll love.




  1. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well. Add the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, and flour. Mix well.
  2. Refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Use a cookie press or the bottom of a glass to flatten each ball until they are about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes, until lightly golden brown around the edges.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.