|Speculaas Koekjes can be sliced and baked if you |
don't have a St. Nicholas mold.
St. Nicholas, as you probably know, is the legendary forerunner of our modern-day Santa Claus. He was the Bishop of Myra (now part of Turkey) and had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him. He is the patron saint of children (but also students, sailors, archers, pawnbrokers and thieves!).
|Paper towel tubes help slice 'n' bake cookies|
retain a circular shape.
|The finished product is crispy and delicious.|