Kniepertjes: Dutch New Year’s Eve Waffle Cookies

Cuisine Dutch
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 30 cookies
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
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Learn to make Kniepertjes, flat waffle cookies that are traditionally eaten at the end of the year. The cookies represent the story of the year, so at the end of the year, the scroll is unrolled, as you have finished reading the entire story.

The waffles are deliciously buttery, with just a hint of cinnamon.

I didn’t grow up with Kniepertjes, but was introduced by someone I met at the Naval Academy.   I love the symbolism, especially when you think of these together with Nieuwjaarsrolletjes that you eat on January 1, and those represent the yet unread story for the new year!

Learn to make Kniepertjes, flat waffle cookies that are traditionally eaten at the end of the year. The cookies represent the story of the year, so at the end of the year, the scroll is unrolled, as you have finished reading the entire story.The waffles are deliciously buttery, with just a hint of cinnamon.

Ingredients

Dough

  • 150 g Unsalted butter Room temperature
  • 300 g Superfine sugar (caster sugar / witte basterdsuiker)
  • 2 Egg
  • 400 g All-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 0.5 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
Kniepertjes: Dutch New Year's Eve Waffle Cookies
Serving Size
 
1 cookie
Amount per Serving
Calories
127
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.2
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
22
mg
7
%
Sodium
 
6
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
20
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
0.4
g
2
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
141
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
0.003
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
6
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer

Nutrition Facts provided are a calculated estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Instructions

Making the dough

  • Add your softened butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl, and cream it together using a hand mixer.
  • Stir the cinnamon through your flour, then add this to your bowl and mix it through.
  • Add your eggs, and mix those in as well.
  • The dough should feel like soft Play-Doh™. If it's too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time, until it has the right consistency.

Shaping kniepertjes

  • Roll the dough into walnut-size balls, and put them on a platter.
  • Cover the platter with plastic wrap, and let it rest in the fridge for at least [cooked-timer minutes=60]1 hour[/cooked-timer]

Baking the kniepertjes

  • Preheat your waffle cone iron, and spray it with some non-stick baking spray.
  • Flatten the ball of dough, and place it in the iron. Bake it for approximately 1 minute, or until it's golden brown.Place the baked cookie on a flat surface to cool off.
  • Repeat for the other balls of dough.

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