I made the Speculoo dough and weighed it out, baking only what I needed. No surprise, the cookie dough weighs more than the baked cookies, but I had figured that in when I was deciding how many cookies to bake.
Dorie says to break up the cookies with your fingers and to be careful so that they don't turn into teeny, tiny crumbs. I had the opposite result: mine were rather chunky. I debated whether or not to roll them out a bit, but finally decided to go with chunks--I mean, what's the problem with eating cookie chunks in your apple crumble?
My apples are Northern Spy, the best variety, in my opinion, for pies and crisps. They have fantastic flavor and they soften up when baked but they don't turn mushy.
The result was yummy and my husband's opinion is that he prefers the speculoo cookie topping over my more traditional brown sugar/oats/flour/butter topping. I'm sure I'll be baking this again!
To see the results of other Tuesday with Dorie Bakers, check out this link.
|Speculoos in the bowl|
|Mixing--sort of--the chunky speculoos and butter.|
|Northern Spy apples|
|Out of the oven|
|With ice cream|