Belgian Spice Cookies

Southern Living
Belgian Spice CookiesRecipe

Photo: Linda Pugliese, Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas, Buffy Hargett Miller

To create a lacy design on these cookies (also known as Speculoos), place a stencil or doily over the cooled cookies before dusting with powdered sugar.

Makes about 2 dozen

Ingredients

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1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
Parchment paper
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preparation

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 5 Hours

1. Stir together first 4 ingredients and 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Beat butter and next 2 ingredients in a medium bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until combined. Stir in flour mixture just until blended. Shape dough into a 2-inch-thick log; wrap in plastic wrap, and chill 4 hours to 3 days.

2. Preheat oven to 325°. Slice dough log into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Place cookies about 1 inch apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

3. Bake at 325° for 10 to 14 minutes or until cookies are fragrant and dry. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes).

4. Stir together powdered sugar and remaining 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. Sift powdered sugar mixture over cookies.

Created date

November 2015