Hanukkah is here! The holiday of all things fried in oil. You might expect some traditional jelly donuts or other fried treats, but sometimes after a huge meal with latkes (fried potato pancakes), you just want something not too heavy or sweet to cut all that oil.
When I got this month's Bon Appetit, and I saw that these cookies were on the cover, I thought they would be the perfect accompaniment to a Hanukkah meal. It was even better when I saw that they were Dorie Greenspan cookies, since Dorie's recipes have never failed me. Dorie calls these Speculoos Cookie Buttons, which is an adorable name for a delicious cookie. They are slightly crisp but tender, with a little crunch from the sugar (which I did blue and white for Hanukkah) and a sweet and spicy kick. Dorie puts a glaze on them, which I skipped because I ran out of time, but I am sure would be delicious.
You can find the recipe for the cookies here. I hope you add them to your Hanukkah recipe file or make them all year round. Happy Hanukkah! I hope you and your family have lots of light in this dark time of year.