Speculaas - Dutch Windmaill Cookies
 
1/2 cup  butter
3/4 cup  packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp  ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp  baking powder
1/4 tsp  ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp  ground cloves
1/8 tsp  salt
1   egg yolk
1 Tbsp  milk
1-1/3 cup  all-purpose flour
3   ablespoons finely chopped blanched almonds -- optional
 
in a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to 
high 
speed for 30 seconds. 
add brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves and salt. 
beat 
until combine, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. beat in egg yolk 
and 
milk. beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. using a 
wooden 
spoon, stir in remaining flour, and if desired, the almonds. 
divide dough in half. cover and chill about 1 hour or until dough is 
easy to 
handle. 
lightly grease a cookie sheet. set aside. 
press a small amount of dough into a lightly oiled cookie mold. 
unmold onto prepared cookie sheet. repeat with remaining dough. (or, 
on a 
lightly floured surface, roll one portion of the dough at a time to 
1/8" 
thickness. using 2" cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes.) 
place cookies 1" apart on the prepared cookie sheet. 
bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden. 
cool 
on cookie sheet on a wire rack for 1 minute. transfer cookies to a 
wire 
rack. cool. 
 
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(ID: 10166) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Wed, Nov 5, 2003


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