Recipe: Homemade ‘Gevulde Koeken’

Homemade gevulde koekenGevulde koeken are typical Dutch cookies. I have never encountered them anywhere else but here. In the Netherlands, they are popular to have with your coffee and you can buy them anywhere, even at trainstations and gasstations. I like mine best when they are straight from the oven, when the filling is still a bit warm. Gevulde koeken of Filled Cookies in English, are crumbly, buttery and tender and they are filled with almond paste. Traditionally there is an almond on top of the cookie, but I left it out because I know my entire family has a habit of picking off the almond and not eating it.

I don’t know why, but I had never made Gevulde Koeken myself before. This time, I had just the exact amount of almond paste left from a previous baking session, so I knew just what to do with it! I used this recipe from Allerhande. The only thing I adapted is that the recipe asked for ‘Zeeuwse bloem’ (a specific kind of flour), but my store didn’t sell that so I used regular flour. The recipe is actually fairly simple and you probably have most of the ingredients in your storage already:
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