In 1934, in Amsterdam a competition for a new local biscuit was held. The winner was the Amsterdam Koggetje. Because a neutral bakery won this competition, Catholic people were not allowed to bake this cookie. What followed was a fierce promotion battle between the neutral and the Roman Catholic bakeries.
Original name "Koggetje": From the 10th to the 15th century, in Amsterdam there was a ship called “The cog”. This type of ship was used initially as a trade
ship and later as a warship.
Pastry – serves 20-30 – preparation time: 20 minutes – cooking time: 20 minutes
Preheat the (hot air) oven to 338 degrees F (170 degrees C).
Melt the sugar in a pan and let it caramelize.
Add a little water and keep stirring.
Remove the pan from the heat when the sugar is light colored.
Grease a piece of aluminum foil and pour the sugar over it as thin as possible.
Sift the flour into a bowl.
Add the sugar, the vanilla seeds, a pinch of salt and the butter to the bowl.
Knead the dough until it becomes a ball.
Remove the caramel from the foil and break it in little pieces.
Knead the caramel through the dough.
Put the dough in a
cool place for 30 minutes.
Form about 10 marble-sized balls. Place them on the backing paper, so that they are the same distance from each other.
Flatten each ball slightly.
for 20 minutes in the oven.