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Friese dumkes 

Just like Ginger Snaps these are spicy almost savory cookies, but instead of ginger it’s the anise as well as ginger that gives this cookie it’s unusual taste. The cookies originally comes from the Friesland area of the Netherlands, and aren’t widely known outside of that province.

Originally it’s made with hazelnut, but it works well with almond or cashew as well.

Friese dumkes 

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 25 mins Total Time 1 hr Difficulty: Intermediate Cooking Temp: 180  °C



  1. Mix the dry ingredients together

  2. Add the butter and egg and mix into a dough

  3. Pack in cellophane and keep in the fridge for 20 minutes to harden the though

  4. Roll the dough out on a baking sheet at 1 cm thickness and slice in rectangles

  5. To make it official, push your thumb (dumke) into the center of each rectangle. Alternatively you can push in a nut.

  6. Bake at 180c for 15 minutes, cool down on a rack

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