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.

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Kruidnoten - Dutch tiny cookies
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-10-08, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 45 minutes.

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Updated at: 16-02-2021

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

Kruidnoten - Dutch Tiny Cookies

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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