This is the first year that I participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap which helped raise $13,778.40 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. It was fun to connect with other bloggers, send and receive cookies and especially being able to contribute to a great cause.
I sent a dozen of these cookies to Karla of The Pie Less Traveled, Mary Ellen of Recipes, Food and Cooking and to Meriem of Culinary Couture. I hope they enjoyed these delicate chocolate chip cookie butter cookies and that it made it there in one piece. The cookies are made with Trader Joes’ Speculoos Cookie Butter and laced with chocolate chips and coarse sea salt. If you haven’t had cookie butter you are missing out on something wonderfully decadent. Imagine spreading a layer of creamy spread made from gingerbread cookies and crushed biscuits onto a warm piece of toast. Actually, you don’t even need the toast it’s great straight out of the jar! The cookie butter has hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and cardamom. It’s warm, cozy and very addicting.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Cookies
Prep: 45 minutes Bake time: 10 minutes Yields: ~42 cookies
½ C dark brown sugar
½ C sugar
1 C cookie butter
2 sticks of butter (1 C), room temperature
1 Tbs vanilla
1 ¾ C flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp coarse sea salt
1½ C semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a mixer, cream sugar, cookie butter and butter until combined and smooth. Add vanilla and one egg the mixture at a time and mix.
- In a bowl add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt. Whisk to combine.
- Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix to combine.
- Stir in chocolate chips and refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350º and line baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. Place 2 Tbs of rounded dough 2 inches apart on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Enjoy as is or as a cookie butter sandwich with an extra smear of cookie butter between two cookies!
I received some sweet surprises from some fellow bakers:
Marshmallow Chocolate Cookies from Mary of Newtonienne Noshes – chewy and delicious!
Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips from Madeline of Munching in the Mittens – peanut butter and chocolate is always a winning combination!
Maple Oatmeal Cookies from Kristie of Kristie’s Creative Touch