Utrechtse Sprits

A delicious and easy to make biscuit which is a speciality of the city of Utrecht.


Ingredients (serves 10)

150 gr butter
100 gr white sugar
2 sachets of vanilla sugar
1 egg white
200 gr flour
a pinch of salt


Preheat your oven to 175 °C. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl and minx until smooth. Add the vanilla sugar and salt. Mix together well. Stir in the egg white and the sieved flour. Continue stirring until the mixture is light and airy.

Grease a baking tray. Fill a piping bag with the mixture and, using a large serrated tip, squeeze it onto the the baking tray in a wide zigzag. Place the tray in the bottom of the oven and bake for fifteen to twenty minutes until light brown.


Cut the spritsen into sizeable pieces. Allow to cool. Serve with coffee or tea!