Cookie Butter Cookies

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Cookie Butter Cookies
Source: Adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Recently, I was at Trader Joe’s and overheard the following conversation:

Clerk: “I’m sorry, we limit this item to 3 per person.”
Customer: “Why?”
Clerk: “Because people are selling it on the internet.”

Looking over, I saw that the man’s basket was filled with approximately 12 jars of Cookie Butter. My interest was piqued—if this item was good enough to be rationed, I’d better give it a try. A quick internet search later, I learned that Cookie Butter was selling for about $10 on Amazon (compared to $3.70 in stores) in part because of a national shortage.

I also learned that cookie butter is basically crushed cookies with sugar and fat, so I thought it would be ridiculous to make cookies out of cookie butter…a bit like those Russian dolls, perhaps? This recipe is based off Smitten Kitchen’s peanut butter cookie recipe. I only added ½ cup of sugar since Cookie Butter is already so sweet.

This cookie tastes just like cookie butter, and a milder, softer version of the Biscoff Cookies Delta Airlines serves on flights. It is truly a cookie within a cookie.

Makes about: 38, tbsp scoop
Prep time: 10-15 mins
Bake time: 8-10 minutes

Ingredients
1 ¼ c flour
¾ tsp soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter
1 cup cookie butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare baking pan by lining with parchment paper.
2. Cream together butter and cookie butter.
3. Mix in brown sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla.
4. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
5. Scoop by tablespoons onto prepared pan.
6. Bake 8-10 minutes.

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