January 13, 2016

Cookie Butter Bars

Have you ever had cookie butter?  It is some tasty goodness.  I know a lot of people that are crazy about this stuff and will eat it by the spoonful, straight out of the jar.  It has the thick and creamy consistency of peanut butter and the flavor of gingerbread and Teddy Grahams.

Biscoff Cookie Butter is pretty easy to find at your local grocery store.  I used Trader Joe's Cookie Butter for this recipe, but either will work.  I think cookie butter is a flavor that grows on you.  It's pretty unique at first, but the more I eat it, the more I really like it, especially in these cookie bars.
I LOVE these bars, they are rich and chewy and such an indulgence.  The cookie butter flavor shines through and it adds such a comforting flavor and the white chocolate chips are the perfect finishing touch.  These bars are even great with half cookie butter and half peanut butter!  I discovered that when I was really craving these and didn't quite have enough cookie butter, so I added some peanut butter and that was a great idea - so yummy!!!  They are super easy to make and the hardest part is waiting for them to cool before cutting.  

I shared this recipe over at Oh Sweet Basil a few weeks ago.  Click HERE to check it out. 

Cookie Butter Bars
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

6 Tbl. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. cookie butter
1 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 8x8-inch baking dish; set aside.  In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the butter, cookie butter and brown sugar.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder and add to the butter mixture along with the white chocolate chips.  

Gently stir together until just combined.  Press batter evenly into prepared baking dish and bake for 24-25 minutes (I like mine a little under-done, so I usually bake 23 minutes).  They may appear soft, but they set up once they cool.  Cool completely and then cut into bars and serve.

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  1. I just got a new jar yesterday. Can't wait to try these!

    1. I hope you love them as much as I do. I am seriously craving them right now and I don't have any Cookie Butter.

    2. Mine ended up very dense and slightly dry. Do you think I overbaked? Edges were pulling away from side of pan and top was nice golden brown when I took out of oven.

    3. Oh no - that makes me so sad, because I seriously love these bars. They are a dense and chewy cookie bar, but shouldn't be dry at all. My guess is they were overbaked. They should appear underdone when you pull them out of the oven. How long did you bake them for and I'm just curious - did you use Trader Joes Cookie Butter or Biscoff Cookie Butter from the grocery store?

    4. I baked 24 minutes. Used speculoos from our local store hyvee

    5. hmm . . . 24 minutes shouldn't be overbaked, that is surprising. I'm sorry they didn't work out for you. Each time I have made these I have used Trader Joes Cookie Butter, but the kind you used should be the exact same. I will test this recipe again with the speculoos cookie butter.

    6. I'm trying again too. The taste was excellent, just texture was off. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. LOVE cookie butter here! I have all these ingredients on hand so I see this as my next new recipe! :)

    1. If you love cookie butter, I bet you will love these!!

  3. Made these last weekend, and they were phenomenal! Could not stop eating them! They are very, very rich, but also delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!!


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