I always have so much fun making the Dutch windmill cookies with my daughter. The cookies are thin and crunchy treats stamped with Holliday cookie stamps. What 6 year old wouldn’t enjoy and be entertained by squishing the cookie dough with various Christmas stems. None absolutely none of you ask me.
Ever since we tried the cookies for the first time when I bought a package at the Trader Joe’s we were instantly hooked. I made a little research and found out that they are also called Speculoos and are holiday cookies that is traditionally made for the Feast of St. Nicholas in the Netherlands and Belgium.
I love trying Christmas cookies from different countries and then recreating recipes at home. So of coarse I had to make them from scratch. And they came out amazing. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
The cookie dough has no eggs sothe cookies are very similar to shortbread. Crumbly and melt in your mouth texture with buttery taste. The signature aromas and flavors come from fragrant spicesused in the dough like cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and ginger.
The oven is always emitting the most taunting and tantalizing smell while the cookies are baking really putting me into the holiday spirit. The cookies are delicious and are a great compliment to coffee, tea or a glass of cold milk. They make wonderful holiday gifts and really are great for any occasion. You can use any type of stamps to fit the event.