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Cookie Butter Cookies

My friend Jana sent me a jar of Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, also known as Speculoos. Speculoos has the consistency of peanut butter, but doesn’t taste anything like it. Have you ever had those delicious little biscotti cookies on a delta flight? Well Speculoos is basically those cookies, ground up into a butter. It. Is. DIVINE!

You can eat speculoos or cookie butter on everything. Toast, bananas, you can spread it on anything. Quite frankly I just eat it straight out of the jar. It’s that good. I hear you can also find it in grocery stores like Macey’s.

So after I spread it on everything edible in my kitchen, I had an idea. What if I turned the cookie butter back into a cookie? Wrap your little mind around that, my friend. Well I did it last night and it was 1,000 times better than I could’ve even hoped and dreamed for. Really. It was THAT good! That’s why you HAVE to make these! They’re really easy to make!

Cookie Butter Cookies

1/2 c. cookie butter, or speculoos
1/2 c. butter
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. vanilla
*extra cookie butter for drizzling at the end

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

In a mixing bowl beat butter and speculoos with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup of the flour, the sugars, egg, baking suda, baking powder, and vanilla. Beat till thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. 

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-9 minutes or till bottoms are lightly browned. 

Cool cookies on a wire rack. After the cookies cool for at least 20 minutes, melt about 1/4 c. speculoos in microwave and drizzle over cookies with a spoon.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

*For your convenience, purchase your cookie butter HERE!


  1. holy mother. i know what i'm doing when i get home.

  2. You can buy the biscoff spread at the World Market! They now have it in crunchy or creamy. The Speculoos kind is Dutch and you can get it from the Dutch store in Sugarhouse. I am obsessed with this stuff!!! Now I can't wait to try the cookies :)

  3. Wow. Just wow. Save one for me!

  4. 100% genius! cant wait to try

  5. I am Belgian and speculoos is from here but I just don't like the taste. I will have to try these cookies and see if I like them.

  6. So nice to have briefly met you the other night at Communal, likewise I wish we could have chatted more. Oh and cookie butter is sooo dangerous! Good stuff.

  7. Soooo Ono! Good job Heath! Can't wait to try these :)

  8. I have never had this before since we don't have a Trader Joe's near by. I am going to have to hunt one down I try this. LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Just made these today and I'm in heaven!! Posting them on my blog tomorrow and linking back to you :) Thank you for this delightful and delicious recipe!!! xoxo

  10. I think I saw this product at Fred Meyer for those of us in the pacific north west! Now I want to try it thank you!

  11. So amazing on apples. really.

  12. Great recipe! Thank you for sharing! I tried this and came out perfect!– The cookies didn’t last long :)

  13. Imma try this

  14. just took the first tray out of the oven. yum!! my only disappointment is how crumbly the edges are. i’m totally a chewy cookie kinda girl, and i’m wondering how these could be a little heavier. but the flavor is perfect!

  15. Ohhhhhhhh man. Just pulled the first batch out of the oven about 15 minutes ago and somehow three of them have disappeared…whoops! They’re AMAZING, and I didn’t even put the drizzle on yet! I used whole wheat pastry flour and veganized them by using Earth Balance instead of butter and using a flax egg (mixing 1 tbsp ground flax seed with 3 tbsp hot water and letting it sit for about 5 minutes before mixing in) instead of the egg.

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