Foodie Find – Biscoff Alfajores

September 2, 2011

in Food

First, let’s talk about Biscoff Cookies. You might know Biscoff Cookies from a layover Delta flight. Those spiced cookies packaged in bright red? They might just be the main reason I fly Delta! They’ll make anyone’s flight much sweeter in my opinion. Originally called “Speculaas”, the traditional recipe of these cookies includes: pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom and nutmeg, and were produced in the Netherlands and Belgium to be consumed during the Christmas holidays. Lotus Bakery now makes the world-famous cookies and you can purchase both the cookies and the spread online.

Photo Credit: Biscoff

The Biscoff spread is made up of 57% of the cookies, so you’ll have that spiced flavor, only now it’s spreadable. Use as you would any nut butters; bake into cookies, swirl it into brownies and blondies or do as I did and fill Alfajores with it!

What are Alfajores, you ask? They’re buttery, crumbly cookies that originated in the Arab nations but are now most commonly found in South American countries like Argentina. Filled with dulce de leche and topped with powdered sugar, they are a treat to have at any coffee/tea time. Head on over to Chez Pim for this delicious and easy to bake Alfajores recipe.

Biscoff Spread filled Alfajores

Check out these great recipes (Biscoff cookies included!)

The Palate Princess – Southern Chocolate Tart with Salted Pecans

Dine & Dish – Biscoff Pudding

Gingerbread Bagels -Biscoff Swirl Gelato

bodynsoil September 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I hadn’t heard of these before but the do sound very interesting, perhaps I might try making a batch for the family sometime… or just order them online.. :)

AnitaDismore September 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I love biscoff cookies!!! Thanks for the great recipes Marnely :)

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