About this recipe:This recipe reminds me of the biscuits that my granny used to send us every Christmas from Germany. When the really decorative boxes of lebkuchen arrived, Christmas was truly just around the corner.
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a baking tray.
Mix together all the dough ingredients in a mixer or blender until thoroughly mixed together. Shape the dough into a ball and cover the dough ball with clingfilm and set aside for 1 hour in a cool place.
Flour a work surface and press the dough into an even, flat layer. Using a cutter, cut shapes from the dough and place on the greased baking tray.
Brush with the egg white, then sprinkle with the 3 teaspoons light brown caster sugar and flaked almonds on top of each spekulatius biscuit.
Bake until the biscuits are turning a slightly darker shade of brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the baking sheet and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
To save time, use mixed spice or a Dutch bakery mix like koekkruidden or speculaas kruidden.