Speculaas Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium


 Butter2 Ounce, softened
 Light brown sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Egg1 Large, separated
 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
 Cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Mace1⁄4 Teaspoon
 White pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1337 Calories from Fat 467

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.7%

Saturated Fat 31.3 g156.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 333.4 mg

Sodium 322.7 mg13.4%

Total Carbohydrates 202 g67.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.9 g27.5%

Sugars 101.2 g

Protein 20 g40.3%

Vitamin A 33.7% Vitamin C 1.3%

Calcium 11.8% Iron 41.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Beat the butter with the sugar in a large bowl until the mixture is light and creamy.
Stir in the egg yolk.
Sift together the dry ingredients and fold them into the butter mixture.
Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly butter 2 baking sheets.
Put the chilled dough on a floured work surface and roll it out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch using a lightly floured rolling pin.
Cut into shapes with cookie cutters and put the cookies on the prepared baking sheets.
Beat the egg white until frothy and brush it onto the cookies.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool.
Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough.