Speculaas Spice

Speculaas Spice

Flexible Speculaas flavouring for making cookies, desserts, or just about anything!

Speculaas cookies are like comfort food in cookie form. Typically eaten in the colder weather, these aromatic, delicious cookies are wonderful any time of the year.

Speculaas spices go back quite a long time. Originally, they were baked into animal shaped cookies and offered to the gods in return for a bountiful harvest. As Christianity gained in popularity, the shapes changed from animals to saints.

Speculaas Spice




4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
4 tsp Ground Cloves
1 tsp Ground Mace
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground White Pepper
1/2 tsp Ground Cardamom
1/4 tsp Ground Coriander Seeds
1/4 tsp Ground Anise Seeds
1/4 tsp Grated Nutmeg

Helpful Hints

Cinnamon, cloves, mace and/or nutmeg and ginger are integral to the recipe. If you don’t have or can’t find the other spices, that’s okay.

Some spices may only be available in whole form. A mortar and pestle or coffee grinder is very useful!

Feel free to experiment with this delicious spice mix. Use in apple pie, or applesauce, or even mix a bit in with your coffee!



Mix all ingredients in to a small jar.

Cover tightly with a lid and shake to combine. Should there be any lumps in the mix, simply use the back of a spoon to crumble them.

Stores for 6 months, but we doubt it will last that long!




  1. Monique Van de Ven Monique Van de Ven

    Thank you . I make Speculaas Cookies with my @ArncoRavioliRollerandCookieCutter I've made them Gluten-free also.

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