BISCOFF COOKIES

During my first airplane flight in a year, and second in two years, the airline (Delta) served Biscoff cookies. (That was about the ONLY thing Delta did right) I love those cookies. They have a wonderful blend of spices, a crispness, and refreshing taste that is perfect. I said to myself, “Self, you can bake. Make you own damn Biscoff cookies!” And I did. First try the are nearly there. I think a couple more minutes baking they would have been nearly perfect. They flavor and crispness is just about right and the flavor is spot on. Lots of ingredients, mostly spices but I had them in the pantry anyway, but well worth it.

BISCOFF COOKIES

INGREDIENTS

• 250g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
• ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
• ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
• ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon baking soda
• ¼ teaspoon baking powder
• 227g (1 cup) unsalted butter room temperature
• 100g (½ cup) sugar
• 55g (¼ cup) dark brown sugar firmly packed

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom), baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
  4. Gradually blend the flour and butter mixtures until well combined.
  5. Divide the dough into flat discs. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (Overnight works well too.)
  6. Roll half of the dough at time to 1/4 inch thickness between two sheets of parchment paper or two silicone mats. Cut out using your favorite cookie cutters. They do spread a little bit so don’t choose something with an intricate shape.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned. Be sure they are browned! They will still be soft. The cookies crisp up as they cool.
  8. Cool on cooling rack before serving

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