Foodgift: Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cutest mini chocolate chip cookies you’ll find. These very vanilla cookies are about 3 cm large, are soft-baked and stuffed with chocolate chips. Use white, semi-sweet or dark chips. Whatever you like. The most adorable food gift for Christmas!

Foodgift: Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies - Cutest Christmas Gift

Now Sinterklaas is over, it’s time for the kruidnoten recipes to make way for Christmas/holiday recipes. And what’s better than food gift recipes? Seriously, you can never go wrong with food gifts. The past few years I’ve shared chocolate & peanut salted caramel, peanut clusters, mocca hazelnut bark and so on. And it’s time to add more recipes to that list. Read more

Vegan Almond Kruidnoten Loaf Cake | Moist and Fluffy

Vegan almond kruidnoten loaf cake with almond extract and Dutch “kruidnoten”. This cake is very light and fluffy. You can use gingersnaps or gingerbread crumbs instead of kruidnoten.

vegan kruidnoten amandel cake - licht en luchtig

Did you enjoy my Sinterklaas recipes so far? There’s only one week left so we’ve come to my last Sinterklaas recipe of 2017. Boy, time flies when you’re having fun! This last recipe is a vegan almond kruidnoten loaf cake. It’s a fluffy loaf cake with soft chunks of kruidnoten and a strong almond flavor. Now, I’ll be honest with you guys: this vegan recipe isn’t healthy -it still contains sugar- but I promise you it’s definitely a delicious cake. Even if you’re vegan you can enjoy the holidays with yummy baked goodies. In addition, this cake is very easy to make (batter ready in less than 5 minutes!) and you need just a few simple ingredients. Read more

Kruidnoten Whipped Cream Cake with Chocolate Sprinkles

Kruidnoten whipped cream cake for Sinterklaas, a Dutch holiday. This cake is light and fluffy, decorated with whipped cream, kruidnoten (Dutch cookies) and chocolate sprinkles! Substitute kruidnoten with Biscoff or gingersnaps.

Kruidnoten Whipped Cream Cake with Chocolate Sprinkes - Holiday Cake

Aaaand we’re at Sinterklaas cake no 3! Today’s recipe is a very simple one. Especially compared to the kruidnoten cake pie and the kruidnoten apple cake bars. The Sinterklaas cake I’m sharing with you guys today is a kruidnoten whipped cream cake and it consists of only four simple components:

  1. Sponge cake
  2. Whipped cream
  3. Kruidnoten
  4. Chocolate sprinkles

Yes, chocolate sprinkles!

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Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars ♦ Soft and Moist

Soft and moist cinnamon cake with a kruidnoten (Dutch cookies) base. This cake is filled with apple and topped with almond flakes. These Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars are perfect for the holidays. Swap the kruidnoten for Biscoff or gingersnaps if you can’t get your hands on kruidnoten. Also delicious for Christmas.

Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars 

Sinterklaas month!

Have you heard about the Dutch holiday called “Sinterklaas“? It’s a Christmas-like holiday for kids. In The Netherlands, Sinterklaas is celebrated on december 5th. And in honor of this holiday, November is the month of Sinterklaas recipes on WT. This year I’m starring “kruidnoten” in all of my recipes. Kruidnoten are very crunchy cookies and contain a bunch of spices.

Last week I shared the first recipe with these cookies: a kruidnootjes pie. For today’s recipe, I combined the kruidnoten with a moist cake to make these beautiful Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars: A crunchy cookies base paired with a soft apple cake. To make the cake look extra festive, I topped the cake with almond flakes and crushed kruidnoten. My favorite kruidnoten are from Albert Heijn (Dutch supermarket, not sponsored) by the way. If you can’t find kruidnoten in your country, sub it with an equal amount of Biscoff or gingersnaps. Read more

Kruidnootjes Cake Pie for Sinterklaas

Kruidnootjes cake pie for Sinterklaas (a Dutch holiday) with a kruidnootjes shell. Kruidnootjes are lovely small Dutch spiced cookies, taste a bit like ginger snaps and look like Italian amaretti. This pie has a layer of almond paste and a layer of kruidnootjes flavored butter cake.

Kruidnootjes Cake Pie, Sinterklaas (Dutch Holiday) pie

Last week, I asked you guys on my instagram which kruidnootjes recipe you wanted me to share first and over 80% of you chose this kruidnootjes cake pie. So here I am with the recipe. My first Sinterklaas recipe this year: Kruidnootjes Cake Pie. Woohooh! A slice of this pie tastes amazing with a cup of hot tea. The main ingredient in this pie are kruidnootjes. Kruidnootjes are Dutch cookies that are eaten for Sinterklaas, a Dutch holiday. Although the cookies look like amaretti but are a lot more crunchy. In addition, they smell so good due to all the spices. So GOOD! If you ever come to The Netherlands, definitely get a bag (or two). Read more