Kruidnoten ~ Little Dutch spiced cookies
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Recipe for little dutch spiced cookies called 'kruidnoten' in Dutch. Perfect little snacks for the holidays!
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Dutch
Serves: 100-130 little cookies
  • 2 cups of selfraising flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ¾ cup of butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 Tbsp milk (or water)
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  1. Put the flour, sugar, milk, salt and the spices into a bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Add the butter and knead until you've got a nice soft dough, which is slightly sticky.
  3. Preheat the oven to 345°F (175°C)
  4. Roll the dough into little balls of about 0.5"
  5. Place the balls on the baking sheet and make sure you give them a soft press
  6. Bake the kruinoten for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven.
  7. Take the kruidnoten from the oven and let them cool before eating.
  8. Enjoy
To make this recipe better divide the dough into four even quarters before rolling the little balls and add an extra ingredient to every part. I used the following extra ingredients. To the 1st quarter dough I added 2 tbsp cinnamon. To the 2nd quarter dough I added 3 tsp cardamom. To the 3rd quarter dough I added 1 tbsp of orange zest. And the 4th quarter had 1 tbsp Honey added.
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