Aureus’ recipes: Gingerbread Latte & Dutch sand cookies

The final exams are almost over and winter break is coming. Enough reasons to celebrate that with a delicious recipe! It is very quick and easy to make. You could enjoy it all by yourself or you could impress your family (or your parents-in-law) on Christmas morning..  

You have all seen the hype about pumpkin spice latte (do not worry, we are not going to let you make the typical white girl drink), but there is another very delicious latte: Gingerbread Latte. It sounds very fancy and it is very fancy. You will be ready in 5 minutes.

For 2 mugs of Gingerbread Latte you will need:

  • 4 shots espresso (or ¾ cup strong-brew coffee, in case you do not have a very fancy espresso machine)
  • 1½ cups milk
  • whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (and some more to serve on your Latte)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (surprise!)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons molasses


  • Combine the coffee, cinnamon, ginger, sugar and molasses in a big cup. Use a whisk to dissolve the spices in the coffee very well.
  • Now it is time to divide it between two mugs (or just 1 big cup if you do not feel like sharing).
  • Steam or foam the milk and add it to your coffee mix.
  • The most fun part: add the whipped cream, as many as you like, on top of your Latte. Serve some ground cinnamon on top of it and enjoy your homemade Gingerbread Latte.

Of course, you could make this recipe even more easy. Just buy Gingerbread Latte syrup and combine it with the coffee, milk and put some whipped cream on top.


If you would like to serve something sweet with that special Latte, you could make Dutch sand cookies.


  • 125 grams of sugar
  • 125 grams of flour
  • 125 grams (salted) butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • some leftover cinnamon (from your Gingerbread Latte)
  • sugar


  • Preheat the oven to approximately 160 C degrees. Combine the flour, the sugar and the vanilla sugar in a bowl. Chop the butter into small pieces and add to the dry mix. Knead the ingredients together until it forms a dough ball (you can also use a mixer with a dough hook attachment).
  • Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and allow it to rest in the fridge for half an hour.
  • When your dough has rested, open up the plastic wrap flat on the counter, cover the dough ball with another large layer of plastic and press flat with your hands. You can now use your hands or a rolling pin to flatten the dough between the two plastic sheets. You can, of course, also roll the dough out on a floured surface. The dough should be about 1/2 cm thick.
  • You can cut out your cookies in any shape you like. Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.

You can make any shape you would like, but the best one is, of course, an Aureus-shaped cookie:

The cookie didn’t really turn out the way it was supposed to be, but it was very tasty anyways 😉


Enjoy this delicious homemade Gingerbread Latte and cookies and enjoy your Christmas break!

Would you like to make another recipe, go to to find our delicious carrot-banana cake recipe!