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Almond Filled Speculaas

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Almond Filled Speculaas

Instructions

For the Cookies: Mix all of the dry ingredients together thoroughly. Cut the butter and mix together with flour blend. Knead until the dough is solid. Refrigerate several hours.

For the Almond Paste: Mix the almonds, organic sugar and egg to make a paste. Refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

For Assembly: Line a square baking pan with baking paper. Split the cookie dough in half. Roll first half out to cover bottom of pan. Spread 1/3 of the beaten egg over the dough. Spread Almond Paste evenly over this bottom layer of dough. Spread 1/3 of egg mixture over the paste. Roll out 2nd half of cookie dough to fit over the top. Spread the last 1/3 of egg over the top and add sliced almonds to the top.

Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into bars, triangles or squares.

Tip: Save the leftover spice blend in an airtight container for other holiday recipes like pumpkin pie, spice cake, cookies, coffee cake, gingerbread, or fruit cake

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup Wholesome! Fair Trade Organic Light Brown Sugar or Organic Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp Speculaas Spice Blend (see below)
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • Almond Paste Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 3/4 cup Wholesome! Fair Trade Organic Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Assembly Ingredients:
  • 1 egg, beaten throughly
  • 1/2 cup almond slices
  • Speculaas Spice Blend Ingredients:
  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp mace
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 tsp white pepper
  • 1/3 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/3 tsp coriander
  • 1/3 tsp anise

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