- 4 cups flour , sifted
- 1½ cup brown brown sugar
- 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground anise
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Mix the flour and baking powder together.
Mix the butter with sugar, salt and spices. Add the eggs one by one and mix well.
Gradually add the flour mixture and stir.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 12 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 F / 190 C.
Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces.
Thoroughly dust the work surface with flour and the rolling pin. Roll the first piece dough to a thickness of ¼ inch
Cut the dough with a knife or a cookie cutter and use the wooden or silicone mold to make some prints on the speculoos.
Place the speculoos on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes.
Allow to cool for a few minutes, then place on a cookie rack to cool.