Speculaas Biscuits

Bake these spiced Christmas biscuits as edible tree decorations, homemade gifts or simply for a Christmas treat.

Speculaas biscuits cooling on a wired-rack with a reel of thread ready to hang on a Christmas tree.

Speculaas biscuits


Makes 12 biscuits
Prep time
Less then 30 minutes
Cooking time
10 to 30 minutes


  • 100g / 3.5oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50g / 2oz soft brown muscavado sugar
  • 1 tbsp whole milk
  • 75g / 2.5oz butter
  • 2 tbsp candied peel, finely chopped
  • flaked almonds, to garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, muscavado sugar, milk, butter and candied peel until well combined.

  3. Using your hands, bring the mixture together as a dough.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out to a 0.5cm/?in thickness.

  5. Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes or circles from the dough and place them onto the lined baking tray. Decorate the tops of the biscuits with flaked almonds, if using.

  6. Transfer the biscuits to the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack, then serve.