Kruidnoten

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I am so excited about this recipe. I have been eating these cookies for as long as I can remember during the November and December days. In the past you could only get these cookies for the month of December. Nowadays you can buy them all year round and you also have different types with, for example, white and dark chocolate. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make Kruidnoten.

What is the definition of Kruidnoten

The meaning of Kruidnoten is:

”A crispy semi-circular brittle cookie with gingerbread spices, that is eaten before and during the Sinterklaas party”.

Kruidnoten

You gotta love it: kruidnoten, also called pepernoten or peppernuts. Peppernoten en peppernuts have different forms and taste, but it’s often called for the same cookie. You know this cookie if you are living in the Netherlands (or Germany) or you have some roots in the Netherlands.

Kruidnoten are crispy semi-circular brittle cookies with gingerbread spices that are often eaten before and during the Sinterklaas party. According to the Dikke Van Dale, kruidnoot is a synonym of pepernoot. However, according to many bakers there is a clear difference.Pepernoten are irregularly shaped and are made according to the traditional recipe for chewy, anise-flavoured rye flour. Kruidnoten are part of the ”strooigoed”, which also includes meringues, gingerbread nuts and other small sweets. This is scattered or distributed in schools and elsewhere when Sinterklaas appears.

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Kruidnoten Recipe

This snack is easy to make. You need the follow ingredients: self-raising flour, dark brown sugar, cold butter, cookie and gingerbread spices, milk and salt

The first step is to sieve 300 gram of self raising flour in a mixing bowl. When the self raising flour is in the mixing bowl you can add 150 grams of dark brown sugar. In the Netherlands we call it dark brown caster sugar, and 120 grams of cold unsalted butter. The next thing is to add ”speculaaskruiden” also called gingerbread spices. When all the ingredients are in the bowl, start mixing by hand.

You will notice that the dough is dry. Add 30 ml of milk little by little to the mixture and keep on kneading. Knead the dough to a ball. Wrap the dough ball in foil and let it rest in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Grease the baking paper with sunflower oil. Make round balls of 10 grams each. If you want smaller balls you can make them 5 grams each. I recommend to make them between 4-5 grams. This has to do with baking them and the taste afterwards.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Bake for 15 minutes (180°C). Let them cool for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes they are ready to be served.

How to make Kruidnoten

Below you can find the summary of the steps:

  1. First sieve 300 grams of self raising flour in a mixing bowl.
  2. Then add 150 grams of dark brown caster sugar and 120 grams of cold unsalted butter. Knead everything with your hands.
  3. Next add a pinch of salt and 36 grams of cookie and gingerbread spices. Mix everything by hand.
  4. Pour 30 ml of milk little by little to the mixture.
  5. Knead a dough ball. Wrap the dough ball in foil and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Grease the baking paper with sunflower oil.
  7. Make round balls of 10 grams each. If you want smaller balls you can make them 5 grams each.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes (180°C).
  10. Let them cool for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes they are ready to be served.

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Kruidnoten Ingredients

To make this fantastic snack you only need a couple of ingredients. These ingredients are: self-raising flour, dark brown sugar, cold butter, cookie and gingerbread spices, milk and salt. You can find the recipe below! Interested in the cooking video? Watch my YouTube Channel!

kruidnoten recipe

 

kruidnoten

Kruidnoten

Nolynskitchen
An amazing snack: Real Dutch Kruidnoten. These cookies look and taste so good. Enjoy making them!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Refrigerator and Resting 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 60 Cookies
Calories 42 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Sieve
  • 1 Baking Paper
  • 1 Baking plate
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 300 grams Self-raising flour
  • 150 grams Dark Brown Sugar
  • 120 grams Unsalted Butter (cold)
  • 36 grams Cookie and gingerbread spices
  • 30 ml Milk
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • First sieve 300 grams of self raising flour in a mixing bowl.
  • Then add 150 grams of dark brown sugar and 120 grams of cold unsalted butter. Knead everything with your hands.
  • Next add a pinch of salt and 36 grams of cookie and gingerbread spices. Mix everything by hand.
  • Pour 30 ml of milk little by little to the mixture.
  • Knead a dough ball. Wrap the dough ball in foil and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Grease the baking paper with sunflower oil.
  • Make round balls of 10 grams each. If you want smaller balls you can make them 5 grams each.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Bake for 15 minutes (180°C).
  • Let them cool for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes they are ready to be served.

Video

Notes

  • 10 grams for each kruidnoot is big. I recommend to use between 4 and 5 grams.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 51IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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FAQ Kruidnoten

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What are Kruidnoten?
A crispy semi-circular brittle cookie with gingerbread spices, that is eaten before and during the Sinterklaas party.

How long does it take to make?
The total recipe time is 90 minutes. This is including the resting and fridge time.

Which ingredients do I need for this recipe?
The ingredients you need for this recipe are: self-raising flour, dark brown sugar, cold butter, cookie and gingerbread spices, milk and salt.

How many calories contains a batch?
This snack contains 42 calories for each cookie.

 

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