Delta Airlines Biscoff Cookie Recipe

I've just returned from Phoenix, Arizona where I had the amazing chance to speak at the MBA International Women's Leadership Conference on a CEO panel. I sat in front of hundreds of MBA women and spoke alongside some really incredible CEO's from some of the top companies in the country (Goldman Sachs and Microsoft to name just a couple). I was there on behalf of CAKE&WHISKEY...what an honor. 
More about the conference and the magazine another day, today is all about those cookies. If you fly, you know what I'm talking about. Those cookies. The red package of Biscoff cookies that flight attendants now feed us when we get our small plastic cup of cranberry juice (my flight beverage of choice..what's yours?)

The one request Canaan had before I left was for airplane cookies. Unfortunately its hard to sweet talk additional packages and I came home empty handed. So today, still sporting comfy pajamas at 1 pm, tired eyes and raspy voice, I decided to attempt making a batch of biscoff cookies. The result was pretty stellar. A tad less "spicy" than the airplane variety~ so if you like a lot of kick to your spice cookies, feel free to up the dry spice ingredients a bit.

These cookies are so simple to make. I like to chill the dough a bit and roll it between parchment paper. Super clean that way and the cookie thickness tends to be a bit more even. I also like to make my own brown sugar (sugar & molasses) in the food processor. Easy peasy. And finally, I experimented with the baking time a bit; cooking some longer for a crispier crunch and some a little less. After a couple of hours, they all seemed to maintain pretty much the same level of crunchiness, no matter the hue.

Biscoff Cookies

2 C all-purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp each of:
     baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 C room temperature butter
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together flour, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves), baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer on low speed. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually blend the flour mixture into the butter mixture until it is well combined.
  • Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. From here, you can either bake it as a large sheet of cookies to cut later, or, you can use cookie cutters to make cookie shapes.
  • If you choose to bake it as a large sheet, bake for 20-25 minutes. Cut out cookies to shape as desired.
  • If you choose to bake it as shapes, place dough shapes onto parchment paper and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Cool on cooling rack before serving. These are best once they have cooled.

  • More pretty pics right this way...


    1. Baking these is probably more fun, but I've actually found them at my Bryan Sation Kroger in a basket located in the baker section, along with Biscoff cookie butters. I used to eat these things like crazy when I worked at Transylvania.... someone connected there was able to usher in packages and packages of the cookies. Then, one more. Gosh that was almost 10 yrs ago and I haven't had any since then. This recipe looks doable and delightful. Thnx for sharing.

    2. I'm soooooooo excited about making these cookies!! I absolutely love Biscoff cookies and I am so glad someone has taken the time to figure out a recipe for them. Thanks a million!!

    3. Approximately how many cookies does this recipe make?

    4. The recipe ask for salt but does not show how much. is it optional?

    5. Came out perfect. I loved these on a recent flight. I admit to making a little change, though. I used 3/4 cup dark brown sugar instead of 1/2 cup and only 1/4 brown. Gave then a tiny bit extra molasses flavor.

      Thanks for the recipe!

    6. OMG... i had them on the plane also and have been looking for a reciepe to match this.. Thank yoo so much..

    7. "if you choose to bake it as a large sheet"... ??? How? Do you mean scoring it?

    8. They sell them at Walgreens now too!

    9. Thanx so much first time I flew was last year and I could not find these for the life of me thanx a ton god bless !!!!!!!!!!!!

    10. There is nutmeg and salt listed in the directions, but neither is given in the ingredient list with the amount needed. I'm assuming 1/4 tsp of each?

    11. While I do not think these taste like biscoff, they are still amazing! My daughter says they are better than biscoff and my son (6) and his karate class loved them! We shaped them into ninja bread men and they were a huge hit. I did alter the recipe to use 3/4 cup dark brown sugar instead of the sugar and light brown. I am currently making my third batch of them.:) Thank you for sharing this!