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
1/2 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!