Speculaas Spiced Cookies

A delicious crunchy cookie full of flavour, thanks to the special speculaas spice mix. Speculaas cookies are highly connected with the feast of St. Nicholas in Holland, but luckily nowadays available
year-round! Learn more here about this
amazing cookie.


Speculaas cookies, also known as windmill cookies, have a very long history. Similar types of biscuits were baked by the Germanic people who sacrificed it as a gift to their Gods. Also, the Romans already used several of the spices that are used in the typical speculaas spice mix nowadays.

In the 17th century spices were brought to Europe on a large scale by the Dutch East India Company and Amsterdam became the largest European trading center.

Because of increased availability the spice prices dropped and became more affordable. This inspired many bakers to experiment and create their own unique speculaas spice mix.

The traditional Dutch speculaas cookies were originally baked for consumption around
St. Nicholas’ day (5th of December) but are great any time of year.

Speculaas or speculoos

Though the names speculaas and speculoos are very much alike, the cookies themselves aren’t alike at all. Speculoos was invented early 20th century in the Belgium region of Verviers. Although spice prices in the Netherlands remained relatively cheap due to having having supplies from their own colonies, spice prices became very expensive in Belgium. Therefore, the Belgians developed a recipe without the expensive spices and named this speculoos. ‘Loos’ in Dutch means without, so the name literally means without spices.

  • Produced with NON-GMO ingredients
  • No artificial colors or flavorings
  • Vegetarian friendly


Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable fat & oil (palm, rapeseed), speculaas spices, glucose-fructose syrup, egg, raising agents (sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate), salt, mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, potato starch, sunflower lecithin, cinnamon, citric acid.

Allergen information

Contains wheat (gluten) and egg. May contain traces of milk, nuts and peanuts,

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