I apologize, I've been sitting on this recipe for a while now! I made these for Thanksgiving dessert and they were a huge hit, "like crack" I'm pretty sure my aunt proclaimed. Let's be real, anything with cookie butter is bound to be a winner. Has anyone tried the cookie butter cheesecake bites at TJ's?? I've noticed them in the freezer section, but I've restrained myself….for now.
These are chewy, gooey, chocolaty with a hint of spice from the speculoos. It's supposed to snow today in the Northeast. Let's stay home, and eat alllllll the cookies!
Cookie Butter Crack Cookies
Recipe adapted from here
1 3/4 cups AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
14 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar (I used 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar, 1/4 brown sugar)
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 large egg + 1 egg yoke
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used semisweet, I think dark would be yummy)
1 1/2 cups cookie butter
flaked sea salt such as Maldon for sprinkling
Preheat over to 325 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk flour and baking soda together in a bowl. Set aside.
Brown 10 tbsp of butter in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk until color is medium brown and you get a nutty aroma. Be sure to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
Pour butter into bowl of electric mixer. Mix in remaining 4 tbsp of butter until dissolved. Add in both sugars, salt and vanilla. Mix to combine. Let sit 3 minutes, then mix again for 30 seconds. Do this 2 more times.
Mix in flour mixture until completely combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Make an indent in the cookie and stuff with a teaspoon of cookie butter. Fold the dough around the cookie butter and roll into a smooth ball. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will look slightly underdone but will firm up when cooling.
Remove from over and place on wire rack to cool.