Can you believe that tomorrow is December 1st? Holy hockey pucks, time flew by. Christmas will be here before you know it.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. Do you know Susan? Well, I do. I know all about her delicious, award winning Belgian Supreme Ice Cream, her warm Chicken Tortilla Soup, and her drool-worthy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Biscoff Cream. I frequent Susan’s site every chance I get. I go there to drool over all of the food I wish I had.
Can you guess what Susan’t favorite color is? Red, of course. She cooks in an eighty square-foot red kitchen (hence the name of her blog) in her New York apartment. She even has an obsession with red Le Creuset cookware. Susan learned to cook from watching some of her favorite chefs in action: Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Alton Brown, and Sara Moulten. Seems that Susan and I have something in common, we both enjoy Alton Brown’s quirky cooking show, Good Eats.
Susan is one of the sweetest and talented gals I know, and she can churn out ice cream with the best of them. Because cookie season is upon us, I chose to bake and feature Susan’s Speculoos Cookies. I’ve never actually had a Speculoos cookie before I made these, but I’ve become obsessed with Speculoos butter ever since I found it at Trader Joe’s. I literally smear the stuff on everything; it’s so good.
These cookies are made with some of my favorite warm spices like, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. All the spices that warm you up during the cold months of winter.
I made these cookies for my annual tree decorating festivities, and my family adored them. As soon as I took the sheet pans from the oven, I had hands plucking them off of the cooling racks. Impatient? Yup, that’s my family.
I proceeded to eat three of these as soon as they came out of the oven and a few more as I was decorating the tree. I had an ornament in one hand and one of these delicious cookies in the other. Hang an ornament, take a bite. It was a good day.
These cookies only took me five minutes to whip up- super easy! I wrapped the dough in some saran wrap and rolled it into a log for easy slicing, then plopped it into the freezer to chill for a bit before slicing. Freezer=less time I have to wait before I get to eat cookies. I’m impatient, too.
I plan on making these cookies for holiday gifts. They package wonderfully and taste absolutely delicious. And, since these cookies go nicely with tea, I’m going to pair them with a tea bag.