Thick, chewy cookie butter cookies! These are ridiculously amazing cookies with extra flavor from the addition of cookie butter. Top them off with extra semisweet chocolate chips for an unbelievably irresistible cookie!
Cookie Butter Cookies
Raise your hand if you enjoy a really, really good chocolate chip cookie 🙋🏼.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a serious cookie addict in general, and a chocolate chip addict specifically. I already have my “Worst” chocolate chip cookie recipe that’s not just my personal favorite, but is also one of my most popular recipes on my whole blog, but this cookie butter chocolate chip recipe gives that one a real run for its money.
These aren’t your classic chocolate chip cookies, though. These are made with cookie butter. That’s right, cookie. butter.
Have you ever baked with cookie butter before? It’s made from blended speculoos cookies, which are a Belgian spice cookie, and it’s absolutely, 100%, oops-i-just-ate-the-whole-jar-with-a-spoon, delicious.
So yes, what we are doing is taking a “butter” made of cookies and baking it into a new batch of chocolate chip cookies. A sort of cookie inception, if you will.
The Key Ingredient 👆🏻
This brand of cookie butter comes in two varieties: creamy (pictured above) and crunchy (which is sold with a yellow lid). I haven’t tried the crunchy myself and recommend using the creamy version to make these cookie butter chocolate chip cookies.
Please note that this recipe calls for just a bit more than a single (standard-sized) jar of cookie butter. If you only have one jar on hand, you can certainly cut the recipe in half, but I don’t like to go through all of that effort plus three hours of chilling (I know, I know!) for less than two dozen cookies, especially not for ones that fly off the cooling rack at the breakneck speed that these do.
I adapted these cookie butter chocolate chip cookies from my favorite thick and chewy peanut butter cookies. The result was thick, buttery, chewy (not at all cake-like) cookies with an incredible and unprecedented “secret ingredient” taste.
The cookie butter taste is present, but it’s also subtle enough that the amazing taste is hard to place, and any unsuspecting taste testers might not be able to place their finger on it. They have a gentle spice, not nearly as present as with my molasses cookies or soft gingersnaps. Zach took these in to share with his coworkers (so that he and I wouldn’t devour all of them on our own) and told me that they got rave reviews.
I enjoyed them so much that I made an extra batch just to freeze so that I can have a cookie butter chocolate chip cookie anytime I feel like it (this was either poor or brilliant thinking on my part because it’s put me in the very dangerous position of unsupervised cookie butter cookie dough access).
And yes, these cookie butter chocolate chip cookies do require a few hours (!?! I’m sorry!) of chilling. I know, I too generally hate hate hate waiting for cookie dough to chill, but it’s a necessity for thick, chewy cookies. Once they come out of the oven, I think you’ll agree that the wait was worth it.
More Great Cookie Recipes to try!
- Cookie Butter N0-Bakes
- White Chocolate Chip Cookies (also super soft and chewy!)
- Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Cookies
- Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
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Cookie Butter Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature (226g)
- 1 ¼ cup light brown sugar packed (250g)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups Biscoff Cookie Butter you'll want the creamy cookie butter, with the red lid, this will require more than one standard-sized jar (420g)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour (375g)
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch (cornflour in UK)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips plus additional for topping, optional
- Combine softened butter, sugars, and cookie butter in the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl and use an electric mixer) and beat until ingredients are combined and well-creamed.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to wet until completely combined -- be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula to ensure that all ingredients are well-incorporated.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Cover bowl with cling wrap and chill for 3 hours.
- Once cookie dough has finished chilling, preheat oven to 350F (175C).
- Roll dough into 1 ½ - 2 Tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough and place on parchment paper or Silpat lined cookie sheet. Bake on 350F (175C) for 11 minutes.
- Once cookies are done baking, remove from oven and, if desired, within one minute of removing from oven top cookies with additional chocolate chips by gently nestling them into the tops of your warm cookies.
- Allow to cool completely on cookie sheet.
- Keep your remaining dough in the refrigerator while each batch is cooking and do not place cookie dough on hot cookie sheet.