Spekulatius (German Spiced Shortcrust Biscuits)

Adapted from: Edora Gewürze

Yield: Depends on the size of your cookie cutter(s). We made about 80 2.5–4" hearts and dinosaurs.

Ingredients

  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g ground almonds
  • 250g granulated sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 5g baking powder
  • 5g Edora Spekulatius Spice Mix
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Using your hands, mix together until ingredients are evenly combined. After several minutes, the dough will come together and be smooth.
  3. Separate dough into 4 equal pieces; form into patties. Wrap patties separately in cling film and refrigerate for 12 hours.
  4. Heat oven to 350° F. Grease cookie sheets.
  5. The dough can get sticky if it’s out for too long, so only take one dough patty out of the fridge at a time. Knead the dough well without letting it get too warm.
  6. Flour your surface and roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick (2–3mm).
  7. Cut out cookies with chosen cutters. Place on prepared cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 10–14 minutes or until edges start to brown. Rotate pan halfway through to bake cookies more evenly.
  9. While first batch is in oven, repeat steps for additional dough, working with one dough patty at a time.
  10. As batches come out of the oven, place on cooling rack.
  11. Allow cookies to cool completely. 

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