Speculaas is a cookie that is mostly eaten in the Netherlands and Belgium as well as some other parts of Europe. In the Netherlands we eat it around November/ beginning of December due to a local celebration called Sinterklaas. This cookie tastes of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and other winter-like flavors.
Every year in November and December Saint Nicholas comes to Holland and gives presents to the children. This is a Dutch tradition, at that time we eat some snacks like “speculaas” (spiced biscuits) and “kruidnoten” the best translation we’ve found is Gingerbread buttons (small spiced cookies). When Kim was little…