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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Biscoff Type Cookies

 
The weather is getting a little fall-like for us in south Florida...cooler nights and mornings. I actually had to wear a light jacket to work the other day, but then I can wear it when I get out of work, the sunny day warms it up. We are back in the 80s for the weekend. I wish we could send our warm dry weather up to the east coast and help to dry out what Sandy left behind.
 
We still have our AC off and are able to open up the house, so it's a nice time to bake. I am a big fan of shortbread cookies, as I'm sure you can see by the cookie recipes that I have on the blog. I guess because they are not all that sweet, but you gotta love the butter! And I am a big fan of the Biscoff cookies, you know the kind you get on the airline flights. Such a nice light crisp texture with cinnamon and spices. Perfect with tea or to dunk in your coffee.

I found a knock off recipe that is pretty close, if not spot on it was still delightful to eat.

BISCOFF COOKIES
(Slightly adapted from)The Art Of The Cookie

2 cup.. all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (I used Vietnamese Cinnamon )
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a small bowl, whisk the flour, spices,baking soda and salt together; set aside.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together. Add the vanilla extract.

Gradually blend the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
Press the dough evenly into the bottom of a 9x13 greased pan.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 20 to 25 minutes (I went 25 min), or until golden brown around the edges. Let cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container. Well-wrapped shortbread may also be frozen.

I didn't have any of my homemade vanilla left, but I had some vanilla beans, and coffee beans soaking in some vodka (I'm planning on making some Kahlua) no sugar added yet, so I used this instead, and it came out fine...no coffee flavor.
I used my medium bar pan 8.5 X 11.5 and it was a little thick. I think next time I'll use my large bar pan and make them thinner. I tried to make a design in them but it was too soft, maybe if I put it in the fridge first my cookie press would of worked better.
It has a nice crumb, and slightly crisp, and oh-so-good! They didn't last long. I brought some into work, and was asked for the recipe by several. They seem to be pretty picky there, especially if it's not chocolate.
I used parchment paper and of course didn't grease the pan, but I really don't think it was needed. I also don't think I would need to grease the pan using my stoneware pan, with all that butter it won't stick to that.
So pleasant to be able to sit outside again, and enjoy the weather...it's like room temperature.


Now for an update...if you are not a dog lover you can skip this last part. Of course I have show  her new photos...
Mika is growing so fast, she is now 6 months old...
 She is up to so much mischief, and funny antics she has this bone she likes to put over her chin and it hangs there and she carries it around. My husband thought it was stuck on her so he put it up. But she knows how to get it off, and she puts it right back...so funny.






 she also has discovered digging, she is so proud sitting on the pile of dirt she just dug up...
 looking for lizards and other goodies that might be lurking in the bushes...
 
...and she will chew on anything..a piece of palm bark.she has been pulling on my banana trees stripping the outer layers.

...but at the end of the day...aww, she is so sweet and makes us smile!

35 comments:

  1. This look really delicious Lyndsay! and I love Mika she is sooo cute, I have three dogs and one is a woman LOL

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    1. Does the girl dog think she's a diva? :) I'll have to see photos of your dogs.

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  2. Lyndsey, perfect with a cup of freshly brewed expresso.

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    1. You got that right!!....mmmm....so good with espresso!

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  3. I love Mika! She is so cute and ... OH! I love your cookies too :D

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    1. She does fill that lonely hole that Tucker left behind! :)

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  4. oh my gosh, these look incredible! what a perfect fall treat!

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  5. AC? Think that part is over and done with...would love this with a hot cup of tea! She is too cute!

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    1. No they still have the AC on in Florida. We are usually one of the last ones to turn it on and the first ones to turn it off. I like to open the windows when I can, and we usually have our AC set on 82 degrees. But I will drink a hot cup of tea any time of the year, and these cookies are perfect with tea.

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  6. i never tasted biscoff cookies but heard it quite a numebr of times on the blogs. im sure your biscoff cookies taste just as great! wondering what is on mika's mind when he;s hanging that bone under its chin..:) glad to hear that your area there isnt affected by the hurricane sandy.

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    1. Lena the cookie is like a cinnamon spice shortbread cookie. So good I love the spice. And is makes us laugh when Mika puts the bone on her chin like that...we wonder too what's on her mind too! LOL!

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  7. I'm also a cookie addict and love my cookies to be "not so sweet" type. This looks perfect and awesome!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to try them, they are pretty easy to make like this!

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  8. Those cookies look soft and delicious,Lyndsey! Enjoy the nice weather!

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    1. Thanks Erica! I think you will like these cookies!

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  9. Your cookies are great, Lyndsey and I like that they're not so filled with sugar. Mika is a sweetheart and I can imagine how much you love her. Too funny with the bone.

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    1. Thanks Pam! Mika does make us smile every day, and that is worth the aggravation of the puppy stage!

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  10. Love the cookies....bars....and I'm most intrigued by the sound of homemade kahlua. I'll be waiting for that recipe!!! Enjoy the joys of basking outside, and baking.

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    1. The cookies are so easy made in the bars form. I will definitely post the kahlua when I am done with it! Thanks!

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  11. Mmm I LOVE Biscoffs so an at-home version sounds perfect to me! I especially love that you made these in bar form! So much easier...

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    1. I really liked this version, and you are right the bars make it super easy!

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  12. These cookies look divine! Perfect with my afternoon tea.
    Mika has so much fun in digging and playing dirt!!
    I look forward to your Kahlua recipe!

    Angie

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  13. thought I commented by my computer locked up part way through, so sorry if you get it twice! :)

    cookies look great. definitely gonna have to try those!

    I can't believe how dark your bar pan is! Many years of good use.

    Isn't it great to have a silly puppy around again. She looks like so much fun! :)

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  14. Lyndsey, these cookies look great with all the spices in it...great with a cup of tea or coffee...yum!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a wonderful week :)

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  15. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves! I surely wouldn't say no these spiced up bars!

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  16. Whoa!! Mika is so big now! I still remember when she was small. This summer I first tasted biscoff (after seeing many posts about it). I like it a lot but I think Nutella is still my favorite. Your cookies look delicious!

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  17. Dogs do grow very fast don't they? Mika is so sweet and mischievous, just like my Goldie:D Mmmmm...bet that biscoff tasted really delicious!

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  18. Oh, Lyndsey! These cookies sounds just perfect for the season. Can't wait to try soon. Mika is a beautiful dog. Love the last photo of her sleeping. So precious!

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  19. Lyndsey, your Biscoff Type Cookies with all your own ingredients sound so much better, and looks so good...all it need for the holidays is some white festive drizzle and I would even serve these for Thanksgiving; easy to make and very yummy!

    Mica is so adorable...just love his 'heart' shaped nose and his pretty blue eyes. He looks like such a happy and mischievous pup:)

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  20. Okay, love the cookies...but REALLY love Mika :) What a little cutie pie!

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  21. Hi Lyndsey, lovely cookies. Look very tempting, nice to go with hot coffee. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  22. oh the cookies look just so yummy! then again, cookies can hardly goi wrong eh? ;)

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  23. I'm sure these cookies can be gone in one click. I love how you shape them....absolutely time saving. haha.... Sounds like a lazy momsie speaking here. :o) Anyway, hope you're having a fabulous day. Take care.
    Blessings, Kristy ((hugs))

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