A trip to the Winding Path (Leiden, The Netherlands)

(Yew Tree Tunnel, Netherlands) This reminds me of the fairy trails from fairy tails I read as a kid. I always thought that maybe secret trails would appear out of the brush to led a curious wanderer to a hidden world with magic.

Sinterklaas/St. Nicholas Speculaas cookies recipe

These cookies were originally made in wooden molds and given to children on Dec. Nicholas Day (or in Dutch, Sinterklaas Day). They are crispy with a flavorful taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and imprinted with a traditional Dutch design.

Maker's Mark Bourbon Shortbread Cookies

How You Can Cook with Your Bourbon Tonight

for Khalil - Maker's Mark Bourbon Shortbread Cookies ~ pure buttery goodness.

Kroketten...My dad makes THE best!  A holiday tradition that is loved by all!

The Dutch Table

Christmas in The Netherlands with traditions, Dutch Sinterklaas, and 2 Christmas cookie recipes.

Netherlands- Sinterklaas is St. Nicholas in the Netherlands. Dutch children put wooden shoes filled with hay and sugar for Sinterklaas' horse. Good children receive shoes full of sweet treats as a child we would sing to Sinterklaas.

speculaas, Dutch cookie

Speculaas Cookie Molds for shaping Dutch-style Windmill and St. Nicholas (Sinterklaus) Cookies by taylor

Spekulaas!  Crispy, light spice cookies!  So very Dutch!  Great with tea.

Have a very tasty holiday with 10 of the best Christmas cookie recipes from around the world. Bake up a batch for a cookie exchange, or as a sweet DIY gift.

The Netherlands Map

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume of Volendam, North Holland, The Netherlands