Friday, December 10, 2010

Another Friday with Dorie and today were cookies "Speculoos"

Earlier this week I made the dough for the "Speculoos" cookie early in the morning before going to work and then when I got home from work I made the cookies.  The smell of these cookies baking in the oven filled the entire house with the aroma of cinnamon and ginger.  What a perfect smell for this Advent season the aroma filled me with smiles and warmth.  To bad on a blog there wasn't a scratch and sniff icon.  I loved these cookies for me they were just perfect.  Other taste testers in the house thought they should have some chocolate drizzled on top and others some crystallized ginger.

The dough is very soft so it required rolling it out between pieces of parchment before chilling.  This is husband Robin's favorite task in baking especially when he rolls out the dough for pies.  It was fun to use the rolling pin I received last Christmas while making these cookies. For the cookie cutter I used my scalloped cookie cutter that I use for my Linzer cookies.  I liked the size which was about an inch and half in diameter.

When making these cookie the next time I would like to use my wooden cookie mold.