Dutch Goat's Feet Biscuits (bokkenpootjes)


This popular Dutch biscuit is a familiar favourite to many in the Netherlands, and the homemade version is the tastiest! Almond, chocolate, custard and a crunch! What more could you want?

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Dutch goat's feet biscuits (bokkenpootjes)
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-01-01, this recipe is for 8 people and takes 50 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 25-10-2023

50 minutes 8 people Snacks 182 calories p.p.
Dutch goat's feet biscuits (bokkenpootjes)


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  • 4 egg whites
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 40 grams of flour
  • 200 grams of ground almonds
  • 75 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 125 grams of custard (ready-made or make it yourself)
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate
Dutch goat's feet biscuits (bokkenpootjes) ingredients
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  • Electric mixer
  • Oven
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment
  • Spatula
  • Piping bag
  • Saucepan + bowl which fits snugly
  • Small shallow bowl

Dutch Goat's Feet Biscuits (bokkenpootjes)

50 minutes 8 people Snacks 182 calories p.p.

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Preparation 30 minutes

Start by making the biscuits/cookies. Degrease the bowl and whisk of the electric mixer; the easiest way to do this is with a few drops of lemon juice and a piece of kitchen paper.

Line a baking tray with baking parchment and preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Separate the eggs, and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and beat until you have a glossy meringue.

You can check this by rubbing the mixture between your fingers. If it is completely soft and smooth, then it is ready. Carefully fold in the flour and ground almonds.

Stir thoroughly but gently, until the mixture is smooth again, but still as airy as possible. Spoon the meringue into a piping bag. Pipe the biscuits/cookies onto the baking parchment, approximately 2 cm wide and 8 cm long.

Sprinkle almond shavings over the biscuits/cookies. Bake the biscuits/cookies in the preheated oven for around 15 minutes, then turn off the oven and allow the biscuits/cookies to cool in the oven.

Dutch bokkenpootjes (goat's feet biscuits)
Dutch bokkenpootjes (goat's feet biscuits)

Finishing the goat's feet biscuits 20 minutes

Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie; fill a saucepan with a layer of water and place a snugly-fitting bowl on top. The steam will slowly melt the chocolate.

You can then temper the chocolate, as described in this recipe. This is not absolutely necessary, but it will result in a nice shine on the chocolate.

Beat the butter until fluffy, then stir in the custard. The easiest way to add the filling to the biscuits is with a piping bag, but you could also use a spoon.

Pipe a line of filling in the centre of 1 biscuit and sandwich a second biscuit on top. Don't use too much filling.

It is best to put the melted chocolate in a small, shallow bowl, so that you can easily dip the ends of the goat's feet in it.

Set the goat's feet aside until the chocolate has set, then enjoy!

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