Speculoos/ Biscoff cookies vs ginger snaps
- hungryann Aug 11, 2014 08:12 AM
Please enlighten me on the difference. I know the former are Belgian and Dutch in origin and have patterns on them but is the taste that much different? Maybe ginger snaps have a more pronounced ginger flavour?
Ginger snaps have a decidedly ginger flavor, whereas speculoos are more cinnamon and have a "sugar and spice" feeling. For as much speculoos as I've eaten, I've never made them - so I don't know if there's any ginger in the recipe - but if there is, it's much more of an accent flavor.
Hugely, vastly different flavors.
The top flavor in speculoos is cinnamon, but it's in a blend of lots of spices.
Compare a couple of recipes -- you'll see it right away.