Homemade Biscoff Cookies


Since that fateful airplane ride I took last fall, I’ve been obsessed with Biscoff cookies. These Belgian cookies go well with tea, coffee, and even juice. And the best part? Lotus Bakeries sells Biscoff as cookie butter!

If you love Biscoff cookies as much as I do, then you’d love to make them at home. Not sure what the hype is about? Here is a recipe to make these cookies at home to try for yourself!

What Are Biscoff Cookies?

biscoff cookie recipe

If you don’t already know what Biscoff cookies are, let me explain. Lotus Biscoff is a speculoos biscuit with a distinct flavor. Their ingredients are simple, but Ceylon cinnamon and Belgian Candi sugar elevate the cookies’ taste.

Traditional speculoos cookies are crispy spice cookies served around the holidays in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Biscoff takes these treats and makes them easily accessible for any time of day, year-round!

Depending on your location, you can find Biscoff cookies or cookie butter at your local grocery store. Or, if you’re like me, you found out about these treats because they were offered in-flight. Since the 80s, airlines like Delta have been offering Biscoff cookies during flights to massive success.

So if you’ve ever wondered where you can get these Delta cookies or what Biscoff cookie’s nutrition is, we’ve got the answers for you. Here is a simple and easy way to make your own Biscoff cookies right at home!

biscoff cookie recipe

Homemade Biscoff Cookies

Traditional speculoos cookies are crispy spice cookies served around the holidays in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Biscoff takes these treats and makes them easily accessible for any time of day, year-round!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 60 kcal


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoons Ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoons Ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup Butter
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • ¼ cups Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract


  • First, mix the flour, baking soda and powder, spices, and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Set this aside, but we will come back to it.
  • Then, mix the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a larger bowl until it has a fluffy texture. Room-temperature butter or melted butter will make mixing easier! Keep it on medium to high speed if you're using a mixer.
  • Mix the wet and dry mixtures until they are fully combined. The dough should feel dry and crumbly. If you're using a mixer, keep it on low speed while mixing in the dry ingredients slowly.
  • Preheat your oven to 350℉. While it's warming up, roll the dough into balls.
  • Roll the dough balls flat to ¼ inch thickness, and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
  • Let cookies cool before serving!
Keyword airplane cookies, biscoff cookie, biscoff pie crust, lotus cookies

Tips and Tricks for Biscoff Cookies Recipe

These cookies are a perfect treat to share with friends and family. But bakers like myself want to spice things up. So here are some tricks to make your cookies the best at the table!

Crispy Cookies

This recipe makes fluffy cookies with the classic Biscoff flavor. But if you want to complete this treat with a crunchy texture, here’s something to try.

biscoff cookie recipe
Crispy Cookies

After you roll the dough into balls, cover and chill them for at least an hour. When they have been properly chilled, you can do the other steps as usual. The result will be much crispier without burning the cookies. Then, you can use them to make a perfect Biscoff pie crust or other recipes using Biscoff cookies.

Extra Fluffy Cookies

Not a fan of the crispy Biscoff cookie? For those who want their cookies to melt in their mouths, try this trick. But be careful! You don’t want your cookies to fall apart after being in the oven!


An easy way to make your cookies more fluffy is to add eggs to the batter. Two eggs should be plenty! However, doing this may drown out some of the spices you want to taste in the cookies. Add another ¼ tsp of each spice if you decide to include eggs.

Substituting Ingredients

There’s nothing wrong with substituting ingredients in your cookies! For example, vegetable oil and olive oil are great substitutes for butter. And if you use the previous trick, you can use applesauce or bananas instead of eggs.

biscoff cookie recipe
Apple Sauce


While these ingredients can give you a similar texture to the original recipe, you may need to adjust the spice measurements. Bananas have a distinct flavor that can drown out some of the spice you want.

Keeping Your Cookies

I won’t blame you if you want to make a larger batch than you need. But just like any other food, you must preserve your cookies, so they don’t go bad. No one wants to taste a stale cookie!

For this recipe, keep any leftover cookies in an airtight container. Keep them at room temperature, but you can also put them in the fridge for extra freshness! These ingredients should stay fresh for about ten days.

Nutrition Information of Biscoff Cookies Recipe

This recipe makes about 18 cookies, depending on how big you make them. Of course, adding extra ingredients will change that number a bit, but more cookies never hurt!

biscoff cookie recipe

This recipe has a good amount of sugar, so it’s not a good everyday snack. Each cookie contains about 60 calories per Biscoff cookie, along with 2g fat and 8g carbs.

Compared to the measurements for other ingredients, each cookie is packed with cinnamon. This spice is full of health benefits, a nice offset to the amount of sugar included! Cinnamon is full of antioxidants, protects against heart disease, and reduces inflammation.

Nutmeg is another great ingredient in this recipe! It’s a wonderful detoxing spice. It can soothe pain and relieve indigestion. Between these two ingredients, these sugary cookies are also great immune boosters. Truly, a great thing for the chilly months of the year!


These tasty airplane cookies are a fan favorite for a reason. And while you can buy more cookies during each grocery run, it tends to drain funds quickly. These homemade cookies are easier on the wallet and may use some of the ingredients you already have at home.

Try these for yourself and share your thoughts! Or, if you have any tricks up your sleeve, feel free to share them as well.

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  1. This was divine!

  2. This was AMAZING! My family could not stop raving about it.

  3. stephaniejoymay says:

    Love this recipe! Everyone raves about it whenever I make it. Tastes really good.

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