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Allspice Cookies ~ Speculaas


We ran out of biscuits to go with our afternoon tea.  Apparently there’s a cookie monster at home who keeps gobblin down all the cookies.   Ah well, it’s time to start baking something different anyway after the last successful Gruyere Crusty Loaf.   This is by far the easiest cookies  I’ve ever baked.  Only the first attempt and they turned out beautifully crunchy with that pleasant allspice aroma – Indonesians call it  “spekkoek”  spices.



* 250 gr cookie flour
* 100 gr granulated palm sugar
* 125 gr unsalted butter
* 1 tbs ground allspice (spekkoek powder)
* 2 tbs milk
* 1 cup chopped cashews/almonds

Cooking Directions:
1.)  Whisk butter and palm sugar until completely  soft & fluffy
2.)  Prepare sifted flour, ground allspice & baking soda
Add butter-sugar mixture
3.)  Fold in chopped cashews/almonds
4.)  Using roller pin or hand, flat dough into surface
5.)  Cut into desired shape with cookie cutter
6.)  Place on silicon sheet & bake 150C for abt 30 mnts
7.)  Once baked, cool on wire rack.  Store in a tight container


** Recipe from NCC Community

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Black Pepper & Cheese Cookies

Black Pepper & Cheese Cookies

There’re times when I made up my mind to cook or bake something, but once I read the recipe, I know it’s not exactly what I want. Something’s missing there. Not sure what, but I can tell that the recipe is too plain or too boring. Like a recipe of simple cheese sticks. I think I can guess what it’s gonna taste like. There’s one particular recipe from a magazine that I’ve been considering to make. Then I thought, maybe it’ll be much more fun if I improvise a little bit.

Not too bad, I love it though. Not too sure about originality, but couldn’t find anything like this on the internet. If you feel like a bit adventurous, you’ll love this cookies  😀


Ingredients :
* 3 cups flour
* 1/2 cup of sugar
* 3 cups of flour
* 1  1/2  tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 cup of grated cheese
* 1  1/2  tsp cracked black pepper
* 2 tbs celery/chives flakes
* 1 tbs melted butter
* 1 cup milk

Cooking Direction:

1.) Sift all dry ingredients, melt butter, add milk.
     Mix together like pie dough consistency.
2.) Mix in grated cheese, black pepper & celery/spring onion flakes
3.) Make into balls or any other shape you wish.
4.) Bake on cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. 
5.) Be careful not to burn.  Place on cooling rack

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