4/23/12

cookie butter-peanut butter cookies



Something like months (and more months) before I finally broke down and bought a jar of cookie butter? I was way behind. Had no clue with the heck this stuff was. Honestly? I thought it was like an applesauce type butter--all gooey and overly sweet with not much to do with it.
Then one day, while at Trader Joe's, they had these chocolate bars stuffed with the cookie butter. That filling was so good! It was nothing like I thought it would be. It was like someone had grinded up peanut butter with a bunch of cinnamon cookies, and added a hint of salt. Super tasty and cheers to the person (or company) that started this craze. The uses for this butter are endless.....trust me I have more recipes coming.

So with these cookies I used the base recipe, my 'go-to' recipe for the 'almost flourless' peanut butter cookies and used peanut flour instead. If you can't find peanut flour, you can use regular flour, just not as much.
I went ahead and drizzled some melted chocolate on the cookies, but in all honesty, they didn't need them--they were so good on their own. Tasty little creatures.





cookie butter-peanut butter
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1 cup all-natural chunky or all natural smooth peanut butter (oily is OK)
¾ cup cookie butter
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg, room temp
1 ts baking soda
3 TB peanut flour if no peanut flour then use 2 ½ TB of flour
1 ts sea salt

semisweet chocolate chips, melted for drizzling over cookie tops (optional)

Cook notes:
This recipe makes a small batch (about 12-15), if you want more, just double all the ingredients. I used semisweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Milk chocolate was just too sweet.
The cookies have to sit in fridge for at least an hour to come together; don’t let them sit in fridge overnight as they become very dry. Since this is a dry cookie it will be a tiny bit hard to roll in balls. Also they are delicate and tend to break apart if you make them too big. So try not to make the dough balls bigger than a tablespoon size.

In a small bowl add the peanut flour, baking soda, and salt; mix, set aside.
In a small bowl crack egg open and beat.
In a mixer or by hand, combine peanut butter, cookie butter and dark brown sugar until well combined.
Add egg to the cookie mixture, mix well.
Add in the flour mixture, by sprinkling it over the cookie dough, not just depositing it in one large dump. Mix till just combined.
Cover bowl and let it sit in fridge for about an hour. Do not let this sit overnight as the dough becomes very dry!
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll into tablespoon (or smaller) sized balls and place on non-stick cookie sheets or greased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. These cook up very fast, so I really wouldn’t go past the 10-12 minute mark. Cool on a baking sheet for a while. The cookies are very fragile and tend to break if you take them off the cookie sheet too early.
When cookies are completely cooled and harden, temper some semisweet chocolate and drizzle over cookies—optional of course.
Should make about 12-15 cookies (small batch). If you want more, just double all the ingredients.

33 comments:

  1. I haven't tried the TJs brand of cookie butter, but if you want THE stuff, you gotta try the Biscoff cookie spread. It's like crack. They also have (or will soon) crunchy cookie butter. So tempted to hunt some of that down.

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  2. Coincidentally, I was nibbling on a spoonful of crunchy Biscoff spread while reading your post... SO GOOD! TJ's cookie butter is also delicious, but my favorite speculoos spread is from Wafels & Dinges (http://www.wafelsanddinges.com/shop.html). Definitely worth the price & shipping charge. I'm actually posting a simple recipe featuring it tomorrow ;).

    These cookies look and sound fabulous!

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  3. Girl. You are a mindreader. I have a sponsored post next week and it involves...cookie butter :)


    And today I made potato chip cookies & the whole time I was making them as part of the cooking group, I was thinking of our convo way back when.

    Seriously these cookies of yours look so.good.wow.

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  4. I have been avoiding buying that cookie butter...because I know its going to be awesome....These look perfect. So my chocolate coconut cookies came out flat...and I'm not sure why. They are delicious none the less!

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    1. flat? like really flat? hmmm. is your baking powder old? did you chill the dough a bit before baking? did you keep them in ball shape b4 baking and not flatten them?

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  5. I love that stuff. Everytime I pass by it at the TJs here, I wonder why it's not sold out yet.

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  6. Mmmmmm! I actually picked up one of those dark chocolate speculoos candy bars from TJ's yesterday! Needless to say... It is no longer in existence. SO good!

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  7. I really want to try this cookie butter!

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  8. I've never had cookie butter, but I want to eat it based on the name alone. Of course I live in the fricking ghetto and don't have a TJ's near me. I think I might have to make a pilgrimage.

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    1. bob you dont live in the ghetto. LOL nice try
      and yes, get your ass to TJ--dude you are missing out!

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  9. The days before cookie butter...I like to refer to those as the dark (and skinny) age. Quite frankly...I'd rather have cookie butter. And these cookies.

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  10. I haven't tried the cookie butter, we don't have TJ's, boo! I am in love with Biscoff Spread though! The cookies look great!

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  11. Never heard of cookie butter before... Now I definitely want to try it!

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  12. I have had lots of Biscoff, but not the cookie butter, although I guess they are similar. Delicious! And I love these cookies!!

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  13. Sea salt peanut butter cookies? Love.

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  14. These look like they shouldnt be legal!! Am making them for my daughter's next group playdate for sure :))

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  15. yeah, i'm afraid of this stuff... although i'll take a cookie :)

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  16. Anything with cookie butter gets my attention and these look so thick and chewy! Just the way I love my cookies to be!

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  17. There's a TJ's opening up here by the end of the year and I can't wait. This cookie butter will be on my list of things to get!

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  18. I just bought some cookie butter at TJs the other day. So good as these cookies are too. Bring on the recipes!

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  19. Those deep crackles on these cookies make me crazy, fun recipe!

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  20. That's it, you need to move back to So Cal immediately!

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  21. speculoos = best packaged creation of all time.

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  22. It would definitely be a crime if I didn't try these!

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  23. Oh, I've tried a sample of this stuff. It's has the body of peanut butter but the taste of gingersnaps. It's amazing! I love that you used it for the basis of a cookie. Bet they are awesome.

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  24. Cookie butter. Really? How have I never heard of that :(

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  25. Yum, these look fantastic! Although, to make them I would have to have the will power not to just eat all the cookie butter straight out of the jar... :)

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  26. This is not a very profound statement, but... I really, really, really want to try these.

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  27. this look yummy!!!!! love iT!

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  28. I guess I know what I will be getting at Trader Joe's this week. The cookies look fabulous!

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  29. thanks for sharing.

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