The word “hagelslag” should by now not be a stranger to you anymore, and just in case you are still wondering what it is, let me re-introduce you to someof the variations of these darlings:
I said some earlier on because there are more variation in various other forms.
A staple in the Dutch diet, Hagelslag is a magical word for both kids and adults alike in the form of chocolate sprinkles in many different colours. It is one of those stuff Dutch people like and I happen to be one of the non-Dutch (I bet there are plenty more) who has been converted to (sometimes) consume hagelslag on my bread for breakfast and/or lunch.
They come in handy when I haven’t got a clue as to what I want to eat. Plus, living in a Dutch household also means that since the kids arrived, we would (and have) never run out of hagelslag (or cheeses) because it’s almost a crime not to have them at home.
The kids should not be eating them too often as I (often) say. The kids know so.
But sometimes, we indulge. And we do this by scooping spoonfuls of them directly into our mouths or roll dough in ’em sprinklers to create our new favourite soft cookies.
These sprinkler bombs are made out of butter and cream cheese base. The cream cheese flavours it so well. Baked for just a short 7 minutes to retain their softness, the resulting taste of vanilla and almond extract enhanced by the hagelslag all around made these bombs a little too addictive for my liking!
It doesn’t help that these cookies are really easy to make, too! So if you intend to try this out, be warned. This is not just for kids as adults are too, susceptible victims.
Friday Flavours: Soft Almond Sprinkle Cookies
Addictive soft-baked, chewy butter-cream-cheese-almond cookies rolled in chocolate sprinklers and will make you weak in the knees!