In honor of National Cookie Day, Team Tulip wanted to share some of our favorite recipes of traditional Dutch Speculaas Cookies made by Keriann. Be sure to scroll down this page for all of Team Tulip's favorite cookie recipes, to maybe try some new recipes during your holiday baking season. Scroll down to see them all!
Keriann's Favorite Speculaas Cookies (recipe link)
"My two favorite Dutch cookies are Speculaas and Stroopwafles. Speculaas are an all time traditional holiday treat in Holland. Fun fact - the reason we call cookies 'cookies' and not 'biscuits' like the English do is because of the Dutch influence here. They call them koekjas, pronounced cook-ya!
Speculaas have their own special spice mix similar to our pumpkin pie spice."
Kay's Christmas Eve Mice (recipe link)
"My fave holiday cookie isn't really a cookie - it is Christmas Eve mice like in the night before Christmas Poem. I make it every Christmas Eve, they are so funky!"
Leah's Matzoon Cookie Recipe (recipe link)
"This is an Armenian recipe. Armenians don't do overly sweet desserts, but this is a fun and simple recipe that is really good with a cup of tea or coffee. It is similar to a muffin top. FYI- Matzoon is plain yogurt!"
Inga's Favorite Gingerbread Cookies (recipe link)
"This was a tradition that I started when my kids were little. I'd make big batches for them to decorate and as they got older they would have their friends do it along with a gift exchange."
Elizabeth's Italian Wedding Cookie Recipe (recipe link)
"My mother-in-law is a prolific baker and makes so many tins of cookies that they can be stacked from floor to ceiling. Each year she adds varieties to make sure everyone gets their favorites! I can't wait to eat these Italian Wedding Cookies."