These cookies were originally made in wooden molds and given to children on Dec. Nicholas Day (or in Dutch, Sinterklaas Day). They are crispy with a flavorful taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and imprinted with a traditional Dutch design.
Hagelslag: A Dutch breakfast consisting of bread, butter and chocolate sprinkles. You can find the chocolate at World Market and you have to use plain white bread and real butter - it's the law! And regular sprinkles are not a substitute!
My mum was born in the Netherlands and so I grew up with a Dutch influence. Every Christmas my Oma (grandmother) made croquettes. And as I grew up we also enjoyed other delicacies that I decided to hunt down during our stay in the motherland (literally).
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