One of my favourite Christmas cookies are spekulatius biscuits, they are also known as speculaas or speculoos. I remember we always used to get a special parcel from Lebkuchen Schmidt in Nürmberg from my Granny. In amongst all the beautiful tins and lebkuchen would be a few packs of their spekulatius cookies. I loved their different shapes.
They are remarkably simple to make and the spice mix brings on those classic clove heavy aromas of the festive season.