Homemade Biscoff Biscuits

“Hope,
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
― Alfred Tennyson

I’m not sure what possessed me to bake up these goodies.  Perhaps I was trying to kill time or perhaps feeling nostalgic about times long gone.  I’ve written previously of my enjoyment of Biscoff Cookies, snacks that I first encountered while on one of my trips.

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The idea hit me, I wonder if anyone ever tried to make their own version of these biscuits.  Sure, enough, someone has.  I found a recipe on The Cupcake Project and thought I’d give it a try.

http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2010/07/biscoff-cookies-from-scratch-recipe.html

Biscoff cookies have a sweet, cinnamon sugary flavour of sorts.  They are crisp, buttery, light and taste great with a cup of java.  I was looking forward to testing these out.

Ingredients

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Tools you will need: IMG_6670

I used a heart and star cookie cutter because I had one on hand and personally like the shape.  Feel free to use any shaped cutter you like.

Like many recipes, it began with creaming butter with sugar until like and fluffy. IMG_6671

I then added the flour and spices.  I used my go-to pumpkin spice instead.  Same spices, but already mixed for me.  I like taking the easy route when I can.  Once it was mixed, it looked like this: IMG_6672

I promptly formed a dough ball and began to roll it out between some parchment. IMG_6673

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Now, I cut the dough and placed onto lined cookie sheets.IMG_6676

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These went into the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes. IMG_6680

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Now, did the cookies live up to real thing?

They were close.  The texture was bang on, that familiar crispy buttery feel.  The sweetness was perfect and not too sugary.  I think if I ever hit a wave of craving a Biscoff Cookie, I would be quite content to whip up a batch of these to satisfy myself. =)

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