Cookie Butter Cookies

Recipe by: Adapted from Housewife Eclectic
Yield: 24 cookies

These warm cookie butter cookies are delicious right out of the oven, or schmeared with coffee butter, salted caramel butter, or even a little extra cookie butter!

1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup crunchy cookie butter (Trader Joe’s Speculoos Spread or Biscoff Spread)
1 egg
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and two sugars until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Add the cookie butter and egg and combine. Add in the flour, baking sodar, and baking powder, and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and gently remove from the pan to a cooling rack so the bottoms don’t get too brown. Cool completely and spread with coffee butter, salted caramel butter, or more cookie butter!

68 Comments on Cookie Butter Cookies (with Coffee Butter and Salted Caramel Butter) and a Biscoff Spread Giveaway!

  1. Susan Tilney
    May 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm (11 years ago)

    Do you mean AFTER I slathered it on anything that didn’t move? My tongue, of course!! ;o) Seriously, though, first on homemade bread, cookies, pound cake … oh, this list could be rather endless couldn’t it? But definitely on the tongue with the biggest spoon I could find. :o)

  2. Zena
    May 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm (11 years ago)

    What would I slather cookie butter on?

    If I had cookie butter, there wouldn’t be anything left un-slathered.

  3. Mom
    May 13, 2013 at 9:30 pm (11 years ago)

    I vote for Biscoff, too, but note that Trader Joe’s also has a “crunchy” version with cookie bits! The TJ’s versions have more spice I think and while both are delicious, Biscoff has it nailed!

    • Julie Ruble
      May 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm (11 years ago)

      I compared crunchy to crunchy, just to be fair 🙂

  4. Suzanne
    May 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm (11 years ago)

    I have never had either one! Poor me. I think that I would try it on a biscuit!

  5. Charlotte Kosa
    May 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm (11 years ago)

    <3 love this brand …. great taste!

  6. tracy mclaughlin
    May 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm (11 years ago)

    what wouldnt I try it on:) l’m thinking it might be really good on pancakes or as an extra layer in a icecream sandwich cookie.

  7. Charlotte Kosa
    May 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm (11 years ago)

    Lotus is the brand that I would pick!

    The speculaas is a favorite of mine also from when I lived in Beverwijk, Holland for 5 years. But for now the Lotus brand is the brand of choice.

  8. Charlotte Kosa
    May 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm (11 years ago)

    I would slather it on a lotus biscoff cookie for double taste treat.

  9. Crystal Nash
    May 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm (11 years ago)

    Sliced bananas. 🙂

  10. Virginia
    May 13, 2013 at 9:59 pm (11 years ago)

    If I didn’t eat it straight from the jar? That stuff is going all over EVERYTHING. 😀

  11. Christina
    May 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm (11 years ago)

    Well after I ate several spoonfuls I’d make some brownies to put it on. Oh and definitely dipping the oreos in the cabinet in it lol 🙂

  12. Heather
    May 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm (11 years ago)

    I would slather cookie butter on a spoon & then pop it in my mouth!

  13. Kate
    May 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm (11 years ago)

    My favorite thing to spread it on is those Moravian Ginger cookies! Perfect combination of crunchy, spicy cookie and sweet, creamy cookie spread. Divine.

  14. Jeffrey
    May 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm (11 years ago)

    I would go for a nice, hearty, wheaty piece of bread, preferably the heel!

  15. grace
    May 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm (11 years ago)

    i’ve been deeply deprived in that i haven’t had access to either! i’d slather mine on anything, including my pointer finger.

  16. Monica h
    May 13, 2013 at 11:18 pm (11 years ago)

    oooh, I’d put it on pancakes or waffles! I didn’t even know they made crunchy Biscoff spread. I want!

  17. Jess
    May 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm (11 years ago)

    What WOULDN’T I slather that stuff on?? I’ve never had the spread, but my husband gets Biscoff cookies for me on every flight he takes (he travels a lot for business), and they are kind of *amazing*. ♥

    I think it would be pretty awesome on pizzelle, to start. ♥

  18. LisaR @ Who Stole My Baby?
    May 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm (11 years ago)

    I love flavored butter so much. All I’ve ever done is the typical herb butter, though. The book sounds super fun!

  19. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
    May 14, 2013 at 12:57 am (11 years ago)

    MMM I am with you on Biscoff. I like tj’s version but it is not as good as Biscoff!! I love me some biscoff whether it’s baked in a cookie, slathered on toast, dipping for apples… the list goes on! LOL

  20. DessertForTwo
    May 14, 2013 at 1:00 am (11 years ago)

    What wouldn’t I slather this on? A spoon? A car tire? 🙂

  21. Kelly
    May 14, 2013 at 1:43 am (11 years ago)

    A spoon. And maybe pound cake. Cookies. Brownies. Spoons.

  22. Susana I.
    May 14, 2013 at 2:50 am (11 years ago)

    Maybe over brownies or as filling for vanilla cake or with ice cream…. 🙂

  23. Tara
    May 14, 2013 at 2:55 am (11 years ago)

    I eat it with a spoon. Sometimes on toast and even on cookies sometimes, but mostly with a spoon straight from the jar.

  24. Amanda Thompson
    May 14, 2013 at 3:24 am (11 years ago)

    Brownies or swirled in a milkshake!

  25. sarah kozlowski
    May 14, 2013 at 3:35 am (11 years ago)

    I would first try it by spoon since I have yet to try it!
    Then I would maybe use it in a brownie or cupcake recipe.

  26. Mora
    May 14, 2013 at 5:01 am (11 years ago)

    I have never tried this before, would love to try it. 🙂

  27. Corisa
    May 14, 2013 at 7:20 am (11 years ago)

    slather that on a huge spoon!

  28. Averie @ Averie Cooks
    May 14, 2013 at 8:13 am (11 years ago)

    I love this post, Julie! I love cookie butter/biscoff and I totally agree with your assessment that CB is a little more cinnamon/gingery/spicy and that Biscoff is smoother and more honey/graham-ish. I’ve taken to making my own spread that tastes like cookiebutter but I try not to make it too often b/c I go through it so fast 🙂

    Your cookies look awesome. Pinned! love the ridges & ripples!

  29. Loren
    May 14, 2013 at 11:11 am (11 years ago)

    Can I just say straight spoon to mouth? Mmmm or brownies, or pancakes

  30. Nicole de B.
    May 14, 2013 at 11:14 am (11 years ago)

    I prefer my “cookie” butter (biscoff ftw!!) on chewy fresh European bread with lots of seeds. For breakfast. Topped with hagelslag puur, please. :- )

  31. Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    May 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG those cookies……… and the butters. The possibilities are endless and everything sounds amazing.

  32. Jeana
    May 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm (11 years ago)

    slathered on toasted white bread

  33. Jennifer
    May 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm (11 years ago)

    Cookie butter on top of cookies… yes!!

  34. Amanda @ Food, Fitness, Faith
    May 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm (11 years ago)

    Crunchy cookie butter is my kryptonite! And these cookies will certainly be the death of me…or my bikini body 😉

  35. linda
    May 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm (11 years ago)

    Biscoff is just wonderful any which way!

  36. Jeanne
    May 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm (11 years ago)

    I make a lovely Colonial Brown Bread that would be especially yummy with this spread!!!

  37. Barbara | Creative Culinary
    May 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Don’t you just love this book? We’ve gone a bit butter crazy over here…loved the vanilla citrus but the coffee butter was the 2nd one I made and yes, it’s wonderful on a croissant or a scone or even just s simple spoon.

    We don’t have Trader Joe’s in Denver yet (this year!!) but it’s OK, I love the Biscoff spread and these cookies must happen.

  38. Elin
    May 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm (11 years ago)

    Whole wheat toast!

  39. Audra | The Baker Chick
    May 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Woah Julie these look amazing! I am such a sucker for a crinkly, chewy cookie and these look just that. Thank you for sharing!

  40. Colette @ JFF!
    May 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm (11 years ago)

    I love Biscoff and adding it to cookies just makes a cookie out of a cookie!

  41. Linda K.
    May 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm (11 years ago)

    I mostly use it on graham crackers.

  42. Laura Dembowski
    May 14, 2013 at 6:55 pm (11 years ago)

    These cookies look awesome! I love Biscoff and can never seem to find the right cookie recipe using it – now I have 🙂

  43. Erica
    May 14, 2013 at 7:51 pm (11 years ago)

    It usually goes on slathered because I’ve eaten it straight from the jar with a spoon. But when I’m not being impatient and can slather it on something, it usually involved lots of chocolate.

  44. Lindsay Wynne
    May 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm (11 years ago)

    layered between oatmeal cookies sounds like a good way to enjoy the cookie butter, but I’m guessing I’d eat it off the knife before I could slather the cookie 🙂

  45. Sarah
    May 15, 2013 at 12:03 am (11 years ago)

    I’d make soft, sweet breakfast rolls and slather my cookie butter on them.

  46. Crystal @ TriFoodieMD
    May 15, 2013 at 12:28 am (11 years ago)

    I keep hearing everyone rant and rave about Biscoff, yet I have yet to try it. I’d first eat a spoonful directly from the jar to gain a true appreciation. Then it would be good smeared on toast and topped with banana slices.

  47. Cori
    May 15, 2013 at 12:42 am (11 years ago)

    A spoon

  48. Cricket McGraw-Diller
    May 15, 2013 at 1:23 am (11 years ago)

    I would slather it on cookies, toast, cupcakes, possibly just eat it straight off the spoon.

  49. sharon t
    May 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm (11 years ago)

    My brother and I both love Biscoff spread. I have not tried the crunchy version, that’s next on my list!

  50. abbie
    May 16, 2013 at 3:35 am (11 years ago)

    i eat my speculoos on apples—or straight from a spoon!

  51. Debbie Holland
    May 16, 2013 at 6:42 am (11 years ago)

    I would smother my waffles then when they are gone it would be just it, the spoon and me…. ooooh sooooo goood

  52. blanche
    May 16, 2013 at 9:30 am (11 years ago)

    Chocolate brownies

  53. Juanita Leone
    May 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try this spread. From the description, I can smell it.

  54. Melissa Klotz
    May 16, 2013 at 6:50 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh man… Those COOKIES!!! They are so absolutely perfect. I would slather the butter on anything I can get my hands on. Including my fingers.

  55. Elaine Sumner
    May 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm (11 years ago)

    Shortbread & bananas 🙂

  56. Heather L
    May 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm (11 years ago)

    What would I slather it on? Honestly… I’d probably eat it with a spoon.

  57. manda
    May 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm (11 years ago)


  58. Ayisha
    May 17, 2013 at 2:26 am (11 years ago)

    Definitely fresh pita bread

  59. Kathy
    May 18, 2013 at 3:35 am (11 years ago)

    Coffee butter?! Oh my! Sounds incredible!

  60. Ala
    May 20, 2013 at 5:15 am (11 years ago)

    Trader Joe’s is ALWAYS out of cookie butter, and I haven’t had the chance to try the Biscoff Spread–but I will get my hands on both as soon as I can. And when I do, these cookies are the first thing to pop into my oven! 🙂

  61. Debbie Fine
    May 21, 2013 at 1:49 am (11 years ago)

    I want to bake these cookies and eat them with Salted Caramel Butter!!!!!!!!!!! omg


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