Kruidnoten - Dutch tiny cookies

Sinterklaas is a Dutch holiday, which can't happen without a large bag of kruidnoten. Homemade they're even better and it's also very easy.

45 minutes 4 people Snacks
Kruidnoten - Dutch tiny cookies


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  • 100 gram self rising flour
  • 70 gram brown caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dutch speculaaskruiden (spice mix)
  • pinch of lemon zest
  • pinch of salt
  • 75 gram soft dairy butter
Kruidnoten - Dutch tiny cookies ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cling film
  • oven
  • oven tray lined with parchment paper


45 minutes 4 people Snacks

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Preparation -- 5 minutes + waiting time

COMBINE soft butter, brown caster sugar, self rising flour, lemon zest, speculaaskruiden and a pinch of salt. Use your hands to create a smooth dough.

WRAP with cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight. 

Dutch Kruidnoten

Finishing the kruidnoten -- 40 minutes

PRE-HEAT the oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. KNEAD the dough again and divide into equal tiny balls.

PRESS the dough balls a bit flatter using your hands and divide them over an oven tray lined with parchment paper. BAKE the kruidnoten for about 30 minutes, or until crunchy. Enjoy!

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