These Cookie Butter No Bake Cookies are made on the stovetop (no baking required!) and are infused with decadent cookie butter flavor! A fun twist on my classic no-bake cookies!
Cookie Butter No-Bake Cookies
If you’ve never used cookie butter as an ingredient in your baking (non-baking?) before, this is the recipe you’re going to want to start with.
Cookie Butter has exploded on the baking scene over the past few years and it’s one of my favorite secret ingredients to use (maybe you tried it in my cookie butter chocolate chip cookies?) For those of you unfamiliar with what exactly cookie butter is, it’s a creamy concoction, similar in consistency to peanut butter, but made up of ground Speculoos or Biscoff cookies rather than peanuts.
Maybe you’ve tried a Biscoff cookie before (some airlines hand them out mid-flight). The taste reminds me of buttery cinnamon spiced graham crackers, and Zach said it reminded him of Snickerdoodles. There’s a faint gingery taste, and the stuff is basically just all around amazing.
Making no-bake cookies with cookie butter results in a sweet, rich cookie that almost reminds me of a candied oatmeal cookie.
Tips for Making Cookie Butter No-Bake Cookies
- You can substitute old fashioned oats for quick oats, just keep in mind the texture will be different. I personally prefer the easier to chew, softer, and more compact texture that results from using quick oats.
- Once your mixture comes to a boil, use a timer. You’ll need to boil for 60 seconds for perfect cookies. If you don’t boil your mixture long enough then the cookies will spill into flat puddles once you portion them out. If you boil for too long, your cookies will be dry and crumbly.
- I may call these cookie butter no-bakes “cookies”, but truly the technique is very similar to a lot of my candy recipes, and this means that the recipe is highly susceptible to humidity. If you try to make this recipe on a very humid day, the moisture in the air can affect the outcome of your cookies and keep them from setting up properly. Boiling the mixture for longer than one minute will help with this (but remember, only on high-humidity days!).
- There is no need to refrigerate these cookies after baking (though you can if you prefer them cold). However you prefer them, keep them stored in an airtight container and they will keep for about a week.
Follow these tips and your cookies will come out perfectly every time!
If you haven’t tried cookie butter for yourself, I recommend grabbing a jar ASAP. And if you end up “accidentally” eating ¾ of said jar for dinner, I totally get you.
Other Recipes You Might Like
- Easy Fudge Recipe (no thermometer needed!)
- Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Puppy Chow
- See more No-Bake Recipes
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Cookie Butter No Bake Cookies
- ½ cup salted butter cut into Tablespoon-sized pieces (113g)
- ½ cup whole milk (120ml)
- ¾ cup light brown sugar firmly packed (150g)
- ¾ cup sugar (150g)
- ⅔ cup cookie butter (165g)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups instant oats (285g)
- Before beginning, line two cookie sheets with wax paper or parchment paper and set aside. Measure out your cookie butter, vanilla, and oats before beginning.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine butter pieces, milk, brown sugar, and sugar. Place saucepan over low heat and stir¹ frequently until butter is melted.
- Once butter has melted, increase heat to medium and stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
- Stir constantly while boiling for one minute (I recommend using a timer! Boiling for too long or not long enough can negatively effect the outcome of your cookies, see post or notes² for more details).
- Once one minute has passed, remove from heat. Add cookie butter and vanilla extract, stirring until cookie butter is completely melted and combined into mixture. Add oats and stir until completely coated in cookie butter mixture.
- Drop cookies by about 1 ½ Tablespoon-sized scoops onto prepared baking sheets.
- Allow to cool completely (about 30 minutes) before serving and enjoying. The cookies will firm up as they cool.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more.
This Cookie Butter No Bake Cookie Recipe was originally published 06/20/2016. Photos and recipe have been improved and updated as of 05/27/2019