Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A treat for you

photo courtesy of The Coterie Blog

You must try Speculoos Cookie Butter from Trader Joe's.  Its sweet, gingery, spicy flavor is irresistible.  When I found this recipe for cookie butter cookies, I knew we had to try them.  Boy, was I right.

Be careful not to over bake these cookies.  You can store these in an airtight container (if they're not all gone in the first 15 minutes) and make sure to throw in a slice of bread with them.  The bread will keep the cookies nice and soft, instead of becoming stale as homemade cookies quickly do.  Trust me, I have tried it and it works. 

Cookie Butter Cookies

1/2 c. cookie butter, or speculoos (I used the creamy kind, but you can buy chunky)
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 a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

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.


  1. Looks deliciously yummy! I'll have to try it out :)

  2. They look good Haley!!
    Miss you all a lot!