It seems like every time I log onto a social networking site, someone has posted another Biscoff cookie-based recipe. Well, now’s as good a time as ever to jump on the bandwagon myself. All of the homemade Biscoff cookie recipes I’ve found so far have included ingredients I’m allergic to (I have a lot of food allergies). So, without further ado, here is my take on homemade Biscoff cookies – without soy, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, or cloves. The only spice listed in the ingredients on the packing is cinnamon anyhow.
So what are Biscoff cookies anyhow? Whether you know them by the name Biscoff or Speculoos, they’re a spiced shortbread cookie – if you’re familiar with Walkers Shortbread, think cinnamon-flavored Walkers, and you won’t be too far off. Biscoff/Speculoos cookies are based on Dutch speculaas cookies, which are traditionally made and eaten around the feast of St. Nicholas (December 6th) through Christmas (December 25th). They are typically baked with an image or figure stamped on the top before baking (kinda like animal crackers). Continue reading