Kruidnoten

Kruidnoten are small, round, cookie-like confectioneries with a crispy texture, traditionally associated with the early December Sinterklaas festivities in the Netherlands.wikipedia
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Sinterklaas

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas DaySt Nicholas' Day
Kruidnoten are small, round, cookie-like confectioneries with a crispy texture, traditionally associated with the early December Sinterklaas festivities in the Netherlands.
His Zwarte Piet assistants throw candy and small, round, gingerbread-like cookies, either kruidnoten or pepernoten, into the crowd.

Speculaas

spekulatiusspeculoos
Kruidnoten, which translates to "spice nuts" in English, are harder, have a different colour and shape, and are made with the same ingredients as speculaas.
Kruidnoten, a thicker, harder biscuit made without molds with the same ingredients

Netherlands

Dutch🇳🇱the Netherlands
Kruidnoten are small, round, cookie-like confectioneries with a crispy texture, traditionally associated with the early December Sinterklaas festivities in the Netherlands.

Flour

farinaceouswhite flourmeal

Brown sugar

raw sugarturbinado sugardemerara sugar

Cinnamon

cinnamon stickscinnamon treecinnamon bark

Ginger

ginger rootZingiberis Rhizomagingers

Clove

clovesClove (''Syzygium aromaticum'')Caryophylli Flos

Nutmeg

Zwarte Piet

Black Peterthe traditional Dutch Christmas story
The tasks of the Zwarte Pieten are mostly to amuse children, and to scatter kruidnoten, pepernoten, and Strooigoed (special Sinterklaas sweets) for those who come to meet the saint as he visits schools, stores, and other places.

Pepernoot

pepernotenPeppernøtt
Kruidnoten are often confused with pepernoten.

Pfeffernüsse

pebernødderpepper nutsPfeffernuss
Pfeffernüsse are commonly mistaken for kruidnoten or spicy nuts in English.

Dutch cuisine

DutchNetherlandsDutch food
Special treats distributed by Saint Nicholas' aide Zwarte Piet include pepernoten (irregular shaped small cookies made of rye, honey and anise, often confused with kruidnoten); kruidnoten (gingernut-like biscuits but made with speculaas spices: a mix of cinnamon, pepper, cloves, and nutmeg); ' or banket (a baked pastry crust filled with a sugared almond paste filling and shaped into a letter); chocolate letters; marzipan (often in the shape of animals or other topical items), ' (discs of fondant); and .