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Speculoos Cookies

Speculoos, a traditional crunchy spiced shortcrust cookie and one of Europe´s best gourmet biscuits. Low FODMAP, gluten, dairy and egg free recipe!
Prep Time4 hours 40 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time5 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Low Fodmap
Keyword: cookies, Speculoos
Servings: 30 speculoos


  • 1 cup brown rice flour + more to sprinkle
  • 1/2 cup tapioca
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp speculoos spice see recipe below and notes for other possible spice mixes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp olive oil or other oil
  • 5 tbsp almond milk

For the Speculoos Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of white pepper


  • In a medium bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
  • Beat oil and sugar for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. If necessary, use a fork to better incorporate the sticky sugar lumps. Beat in half the flour mixture and the milk. Add remaining flour and mix to make a light dough (approx. 10 minutes).
  • Set aside in the fridge for 4 to 5 hours or overnight to allow the spices to permeate the dough and add extra flavor.
  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle the speculoos molds lightly with flour. Insert dough into the molds, press firmly and gently roll over using a rolling pin. Trim excess dough horizontally with a knife. Gently remove dough out of mold with fingertips and onto the baking sheet. This is a slow and delicate process but totally worth it. If you don’t have speculoos molds, simply spread the dough and cut it with cookie cutters.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 180ºC/350ªF and bake each batch at a time for 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the mold you use.
  • Let the cookies cool on the tray for 10 minutes before eating or storing in an airtight container (cookies will keep for up to 1 week).


Other possible spice mixes: 5 Spice, Mixed Spice or Pumpkin Pie Spice.