Speculoos cookies are arguably one of the most popular baked goods of Belgium. Nostalgic for her native country of Belgium, Evy Ballegeer, owner of Little Belgians, started making these delicately spiced cookies in Berkeley, California pairing Belgian traditions with all organic ingredients. Her cookies are crisp and buttery, highlighting warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and pepper. The addition of organic dark brown sugar gives the speculoos a rich, molasses-like flavor. These spiced Belgian cookies are traditionally served alongside a cup of coffee, but are equally delicious shared over a pot of tea or mugs of hot chocolate.
Each cookie is stamped with a design inspired by memories from Evy’s childhood—an umbrella for the rainy afternoons she spent with her family nibbling on speculoos cookies, a bike for the Tour de Flanders, a bird referencing one of Belgium’s national sports, pigeon racing, and finally, a Belgian house inspired by the medieval-style buildings of Ghent (one of Evy’s favorite cities in Belgium). This luxurious white gift box is packed with 32 cookies—perfect for gifting with a pound of coffee from Highwire Coffee Roasters or a tin of Mariage Frères tea.