10/7/12

double chocolate muffins stuffed with cookie butter

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Cookie butter.
Who knew this would be so popular?
Don't you kind of wish you invented it?
Me too.
Although had I invented it, I never would have thought to use those kinds of cookies; what are they again?  The cinnamon cookies that make the cookie butter?
I think I would have used nutter butter cookies or the vanilla Oreo's.

Did you know that stuffing muffins with cookie butter is really genius?
It is, and you need to try these asap.

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Yes those are my giant white, fuzzy slippers. With my bad knees I'm supposed to wear more supportive
cooking clogs in the kitchen.
Why can't they make fuzzy, slipper-like, supportive, comfy chef clogs?
Can someone get on this one?

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These are so easy to make. So so easy.

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double chocolate muffins stuffed with cookie butter
Muffin base adapted from King Arthur  

1 3/4 cups flour
2/3 cup dutch-process cocoa
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1 ts baking powder
1 ts espresso powder (or half a pack of single Starbuck Via)
1 ts baking soda
3/4 ts salt
2 eggs
1 cup whole milk or half & half
2 ts pure vanilla extract
2 ts apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
½ cup semisweet choco chips
½ - ¾ cup of cookie butter (+/-)

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large muffin pan with paper or silicone muffin cups, and grease the cups.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large measuring cup or medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and vinegar. Add the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter, to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend; then add in the chocolate chips.  No need to beat these muffins, just make sure everything is well combined. Lumps are good!

Scoop half the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Next using 2 spoons or a very small cookie scoop, place a medium-large dollup of cookie butter on top of the batter and in the middle. Fill the cups with remaining batter, making sure to get the sides with batter.  Do not push down!

Baking times:
Because of the vinegar added in the mix, baking times will vary greatly.
I suggest baking for 9 minutes, rotating pans, then baking for another 6-7 mins.
My muffins were done at the 15 minute mark.  So keep this in mind when you’re baking.

You can always see if they’re done with a cake tester inserted in the SIDE of the muffin comes out clean.
And the tops of the muffins will be firm.

Should make about 12 regular muffins. You can make jumbo size muffin tins, just watch the baking times. 

20 comments:

  1. Funny..I have to wear my crocs when I am in the kitchen..I keep a pair of house only Crocs that never make it outside. If I dont wear them..my feet and back ache. Getting old sucks.
    Love the muffins!

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  2. LOVE that they're double choc AND that they're filled with cookie butter. Omg they sound amazing!

    The cinn cookies you ask about that make cookie butter are called speculoos cookies. Not sure if that was a rhetorical question but there ya go :)

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  3. I did make my own cookie butter with vanilla Oreos and I think it's better than Biscoff. Here's the link if you want to take a look: www.piesandplots.net/golden-oreo-cookie-butter

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  4. Mmmm I love cookie butter!! These are definitely genius :)

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  5. Definitely genius - wish I had one of these right now!

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  6. Good job Girl. I need me some of that cookie butter!

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  7. I want to steal these right off the screen!!! I haven't purchased the cookie butter because I'm afraid I'll eat it all in one sitting ;)

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  8. I have to say, I both love and hate whoever invented cookie butter. They have not helped my thighs out one bit...but they have made my taste buds very happy. These are genius muffins by the way. GENIUS.

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  9. Cookie butter. OMG Just discovered this Biscoff stuff that's apparently a classic cookie from an old Belgian airline. Love the way you use it!

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  10. Speculoos cookies are what they are called. Adding this to my growing pile of things to make from your bloggy blog.

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  11. i have this cookie butter in my pantry and love it! but oooohhh yea oreo needs to come out with a whole line of cookie butter...that would make me very happy :)

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  12. Must. Try. Cookie. Butter.

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  13. Those muffins look so good! I am definitely going to have to try to get my hands on some of that cookie butter!

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  14. Cookie butter??? OMG, who even knew there was such a thing. I need to get out more. LOL

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  15. i've seen a lot of stuffed muffins and cupcakes, but these rank among the very finest!!

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  16. I have never heard of cookie butter. Time to go ask Google what it is! :)

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  17. Where do u get your dutched cocoa - I have just moved to the USA (Fl) and find it difficult to get what I think of as basic ingredients such as dutch cocoa, puff pastry and custard powder in the supermarkets.

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    1. I ordered mine online from kingarthurflour.com

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  18. Thank you! Looks like a great website. Are there any other ingredient websites/companys you would recommend?

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