Spekulatius are one of my favorite cookies. Since I actually never got to make them from scratch, Noemi and I decided to bake cute Halloween shaped spekulatius. We were really surprised how delicious they came out and how good they tasted covered with a chocolate glaze. As already mentioned in our previous post,
we unfortunately don´t really celebrate Halloween. But since I´m american, I decided to bring a little Halloween to Austria. We got those really cute bat, ghost and cat cookie cutters and had lots of fun making these cookies. These cookies are also perfect to bake with kids, so much fun especially when decorating, they can feel free to make their own halloween creations.
This is what you will need:
- 150 g butter
- 100 g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice (ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves)
- a pinch of salt
- 250 g flour
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 100 g of grated almonds
- zest of one lemon and one orange
- 1 egg, whisked for brushing
Combine dry ingredients: flour, bakinpowder, pumpkin spice, almonds, zests and a pinch of salt. In another bowl mix together butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and now mix in flour mixture. Wrap dough into foil and let rest in fridge for an hour.
Pre-heat oven to 180°C, then prepare dough. Flour your working surfac
e and roll out dough. Cut out cookies using cookie cutters you prefer. Lay cut out cookies on a parchment paper covered baking tray. Brush cookies with whisked egg and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool out completely. Then you can additionally glaze them with chocolate and top with sprinkles, as we did.
Chocolate glaze & Decoration
- 100-200g chocolate
Melt the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over simmering water. Fill in a piping bag or elapse on cookies using a teaspoon. Sprinkle cookies with sprinkles as you desire (inspirations on pictures).
- 2 tbs. of powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. of egg whites
Combine in a small cup until well combined and elapse on ghost cookies. Let icing set and pipe mouths and eyes with the melted chocolate.
Enjoy and have fun baking!
Happy Halloween everyone!
19 thoughts on “Halloween spekulatius”
They look great! So perfect for Halloween, I just have to find some of these cookie cutters…. Thank you for sharing, happy baking, Bridget
Thank you very much and you´re welcome (: I´m glad you like them (:
Oh, how cute! 🙂
Thank you Emily (:
In Belgium, we call these speculaas cookies & we love them also! I always make them from scratch so I must make your spookt creations too! Yum Yum Yum . 😀😀
MMH yummy. Do you have your speculaas recipe on your blog? (:
Very cute decorations!
Thank you (:
Yummy! And so cute! I’m soon putting up a post for ghost-shaped cookies for halloween on my blog too :3 But seeing your awesome cats and bats has made me wish I had made a few extra batches and done more halloween shapes! Spekulatius cookies sound so delish as well! 😀 Great decorations, great recipe, keep up the good work guys! :3
Thank you very much and thank you for the motivation. (: Well I think the ghosts are the best but the chocolate ones are pretty yummy too (;
These are totally adorable. You’re making me want to run out and buy some Halloween-themed cookie cutters so that I can recreate these! I’m glad you’re bringing the Halloween spirit to Austria. I’d do the same cause it’s one of my favourite holidays!
Thanks Nancy (: Hehe I´d say they´re worth it. They unfortunately didn´t last until Halloween cause everybody loved them so much (; Will probably make another batch.
These look delicious and are just too cute!
Thank you Melissa (:
I’ve only ever bought these cookies before. Mmm. And I love your decorations!
Yes me too but now I probably won´t buy them anymore. These are really good too and perfect when I have enough time (:
These are fab! 😀
Thanks Jenny (: