Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...

Kruidnoten (Kruidnoot) - easy ginger cookies


iit derives from Dutch. no idea what it means. but I know that is the name of small ball-shaped spice cookies, which are given away by Zwarte Pietów, Black Peter during Sinterklaas - Santa Claus. 5th of December in the Netherlands and 6th in Belgium.

they are very similar, delicious, and, most importantly, the quickest, and the easierst gingerbreads I have ever made. they are perfect if you don’t have much time to do gingerbreads that are time-consuming.

Google Ads
Rate this recipe 3.3/5 (142 Votes)


  • - 200 g cake flour
  • - 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • - 2 tsp spice (that you use baking gingerbread)
  • - 1 tsp cocoa
  • - pinch of salt
  • - 50 g soft butter
  • - 50 ml oil
  • - 40 g caster sugar
  • - 2 tsp honey
  • - 4 tbsp milk


Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

preheat the oven to 160*C.

Step 2

sieve and mix all dry ingredients in the bowl.

Step 3

add the butter and knead (use the mixer with dought hooks attachment)

Step 4

roll little balls (walnut-shaped) by wet hands.

Step 5

bake them for 20 min until they puff up and become a little darker.

kneading the dough avoid touching it by you hands

Like these recipes? Then you'll love

Leave a comment about this recipe

Four spice ginger cookies with pine nuts Gingernuts (For the mechanics grubby hand)