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Making your own Arnhemse meisjes

Making the famous Dutch cookie Arnhemse meisjes |

I told you earlier that I have a weak spot for those cities and regions in the Netherlands that proudly connect their name to a local delicacy… Like the Arnhemse Meisjes.

So ofcourse we had to try and make them ourselves. The recipe is super simple and producing your own self baked cookies over coffee is always a winner!

Arnhemse meisjes |

5 from 1 vote
Arnhemse meisjes |
Making your own Arnhemse meisjes
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Servings: 6 -8
  • 5 sheets of puff pastry squares of 10 x 10 cm
  • 200 gr vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cardemom
  • zest of half a lime
  1. Take your puff pastry from the freezer and defrost.
  2. Sprinkle some flour on the kitchen counter. Stack the sheets of puff pastry on top of each other and roll them out with a rolling pin. You want those five sheets to end up being as thin as one sheet.
  3. Using a round or oval form press into the puff pastry and try to be as economical doing that as possible. You want to have as many cookies as you can.
  4. Mix the vanilla sugar with the cinnamon, cardemom and limezest in a little bowl
  5. Remove the flour from the counter and sprinkle with a bit of the sugar mix.
  6. Brush your puff pastry with a little bit of eggwash and than dip into the sugar mix and roll them softly to press the sugar in.
  7. Put your sugary puff pastry on a baking sheet (greased or with baking paper) and leave the dough to rest for about 20 to 25 minutes. this will make the cookies even crisper.
  8. Preheat the oven in the meantime to 180 C and put the baking tray in the oven.
  9. bake the cookies golden brown in about 25 minutes and make sure the sugar is caramelised nicely
  10. And voila, Girls from Arnhem with an Almeerse twist
  11. Voila, Arnhemse Meisjes met een Almeerse twist.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m just wondering how in all years I’ve live in the Netherlands I’ve never tasted these… Unbelievable! Very cute cookies and gorgeous photos!

  2. What a nice cookie! And so easy to make, too. I always have puff pastry in the freezer — definitely need to make these! Thanks so much.

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