Catholic Recipe: Speculaas or Speculatius V
A traditional Dutch spice cookie for St. Nicholas Day.
Cream butter, shortening, sugar. Add sour cream alternately with sifted dry ingredients. Stir in nuts. Knead dough into rolls. Wrap rolls in wax paper; store in refrigerator overnight. Roll dough very thin; cut into shapes. Bake 10-15 minutes at 375 degrees. Decorate with varied colored icings, candied fruit. Yield, 12 dozenRecipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965