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Serves: 6

175g Butter at Room Temperature

75g Caster Sugar

175g Plain Flour

75g Semolina or Rice Flour

1.5tsp Mixed Spice

Icing Sugar, for dusting

½ Pack of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (full cream)

1/2 Cup if Speculoos Spread

1tsp Vanilla Essence

1/2 Cup Icing Sugar

Speculoos is a type of spiced shortcrust biscuit traditionally baked just before the feast of St Nicholas (5th December) and around Christmas in Europe. The traditional spices used are pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom and nutmeg. You can now buy it as a premade paste in most supermarkets.

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