With leftover Cookie Butter from the Jessiesaurus Cookies, and a birthday party coming up, I opted to try a new recipe, rather than make another batch of the stuffed cookies for the same group of people. After doing a search for “cookie butter cookies,” my eyes first went to this post by Buzzfeed, and I ended up finding these from Averie Cooks in the list. So easy, and with ingredients I had on hand.
I doubled Averie’s recipe (below), so refer to the original if you only need a dozen. I also made some changes to her recipe – some intentional, some not. Am realizing as I type this that it doesn’t look like I remembered to double the sugar. I also didn’t have enough Cookie Butter left over for 2 full cups, but you wouldn’t notice any flavor was missing by the way everyone was raving for these. Though next time, I’ll make sure to have a fresh jar.
NOTE — The dough needs to be chilled for at least 3 hours before baking, so these will require some planning. I also clearly made the cookies smaller than intended, not on purpose, because I ended up with a couple more than 3 dozen.
COOKIE BUTTER COOKIES – Makes 3 dozen
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups Cookie Butter
- 2 large eggs
- 3 Tbsp vanilla extract (as written in the original post, “yes, tablespoons.”)
- 1+3/4 cups AP flour
- 4 tsp cornstarch (1 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
Cream together your Cookie Butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. While that’s going, in another bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients – flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
When your butter and sugar are ready, add in your eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Add your dry ingredients, and mix until just incorporated. Then, cover with plastic and pop in the fridge for 3 hours (or up to 5 days). You can also portion the cookies out onto a plate before refrigerating, but I didn’t.
When the dough is ready, you can preheat your oven to 350ºF, and prepare two baking sheets with parchment.
Portion out the cookies into walnut (about 2 Tbsp) sized balls, and space them a couple of inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes. I’d say 8-10, but the lower end seems to be better for these.
Mine came out smaller than I think they were supposed to, and didn’t end up spreading all that much. (Based on the pix I saw from Averie’s original post.) It left me worried they would be dry and dense, but it wasn’t the case!
People went mad for these, which never gets old. Literal strangers introduced themselves to me at the party, saying they’d heard I made the cookies. I’d look around the room and catch someone pointing at me, holding the bag of cookies, and the other person in their conversation would smile at me, and I’d awkwardly wave back. So you could certainly say they’re a good conversation starter.
These would be fantastic to make around the holidays, because of the gingerbread in the Cookie Butter. I’ve given them an Evil Rating of 3, but it’s only because I have more devious things up my sleeve. Enjoy!