It’s almost ‘SINTERKLAAS’ in Holland. That means we eat lots of ‘pepernoten’ aka spice cookies. I’m really obsessed with these little cookies. I went to the local bakery to try theirs and asked for the recipe, because I wanted to make them by myself of course! Well… Here it is! Definitely better than store-bought cookies…:)
PREPTIME 10 minutes
COOKTIME 20-25 minutes
PORTION about 75 cookies
- 160 grams of whole wheat flour
- 120 grams of almond flour
- 80 grams of coconut blossom sugar
- 3 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice or ‘speculaaskruiden’
- 8 tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 5 tbsp. almond milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 175 C. Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix whole wheat flour, almond flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
- Add melted coconut oil and vanilla extract and mix until all combined. When mixture is too dry, add more milk. If too wet, add more flour.
- Mix well until all combined and wet your hands to roll little marble-sized balls of dough.
- Place the dough balls on the cookie sheet. Using your thumb, gently press down on each ball to flatten slightly.
- Bake for about 20 minutes until light brown.
- When you remove the cookies from the oven, they feel a little soft. Allow them to cool, then they’ll feel crunchy.
These are the most popular cookies in Holland during Sinterklaas, so give this easy recipe a try and let me know how it turned out for you! Do you have a good recipe for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below, and maybe I’ll try it!