Move over Nutella, Cookie Butter is taking the food world by storm it would seem!   Who doesn’t love the Biscoff cookies that you receive when you fly on certain airlines?  Even if I am drifting off for a nap, or really into a book, I will drop everything when the flight attendant comes by to ask if I “would like cookies, pretzels or peanuts?”  It’s a no brainer every time for me.  Biscoff cookies have flavors that remind me of gingerbread, but they are more buttery and so perfectly crunchy that I wish I could turn on my call light and ask the flight attendant for a refill on my cookies!  Now imagine the warm, comforting flavor of those popular cookies ground up into the creamy consistency of peanut butter and you have Cookie Butter.  Better yet, creamy cookie butter with tiny pieces of actual crushed up cookies for some added crunch!  Believe me this popular spread is so addictive you will be spreading it on everything you eat.  Let me introduce you to the homemade version with this Speculoos Cookies recipe.

Speculoos Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Biscoff cookies are a brand of Speculoos Cookies and these spiced biscuit-like cookies are very popular in Europe.  Speculoos Cookies are flavored with cinnamon, brown sugar and honey and are only subtly sweet, but oh so comforting.

Speculoos Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

You can purchase the cookie butter that I mentioned above as Biscoff Spread at many grocery stores or it is called Speculoos Cookie Butter at Trader Joe’s stores.  I couldn’t resist sandwiching these Speculoos Cookies around some of the crunchy Speculoos Cookie Butter, but you could also eat the cookies on their own.

Speculoos Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Speculoos Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: ~18 sandwich cookies (depending on size of cutter used)

Speculoos Cookies Recipe

Speculoos cookies infused with honey and cinnamon sandwiched around smooth and creamy cookie butter

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup + 1 1/2 Tbsp cake flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 13 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Biscoff Spread or Speculoos Cookie Butter

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together butter, sugars and honey until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the dry ingredients in three increments until well incorporated.
  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8" thick using a rolling pin. Cut out dough using ~ 2-inch diameter cookie cutters and place cookies onto prepared baking sheets.
  7. Refrigerate sheets of cut out dough for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  9. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown and cookies feel set.
  10. Cool cookies completely.
  11. Place about 1/2 tsp of cookie butter on each of half of the cookies and top with the other cookies to make sandwiches.
  12. Recipe adapted from Bouchon Bakery Cookbook by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel

prepare dough

Speculoos Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes

Speculoos Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

roll out and cut into desired shapes, refrigerate cut dough, then bake

Speculoos Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

cool cookies, then spread half with cookie butter and top with other cookies

Speculoos Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Speculoos Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

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12 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Cassie | Bake Your Day
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    These are gorgeous, Mercedes! I’m a big fan. And I love the cookie cutter you used!

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    • Mercedes
      Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

      Thank you Cassie! They were really fun cookies to make!

      Reply

  2. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    That are so cute! I love that they sandwich delicious Biscoff Spread. I could seriously eat that stuff by the spoonful!

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    • Mercedes
      Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

      I love to eat Biscoff Spread by the spoonful too Elaine, it is dangerous!

      Reply

  3. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    Yum!!! I finally get the obsession with Speculoos. I never bought it because I thought “why would I eat ground up cookies and pretend it is a healthy nut butter?” and then I tried it when we were house-sitting and realized I could have a spoonful for dessert at night. I now have a jar in the cupboard! 🙂
    These are adorable and I’m sure delicious!

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    • Mercedes
      Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

      Thanks Em! I know it is hard to conceptualize until you try it and then it’s love at first bite!

      Reply

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    Love these cookies, Mercedes! The crunchy cookie butter is a perfect filling!

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  5. Liz
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    Unfortunately here in Canada we don’t have Biscoff so I have to get my fix when I travel over the border. Luckily, I ‘ll be going in 31 days (but who’s counting?!). I’ll also be flying with that certain airline so I’ll be eating mine and stealing my kids too! 🙂 Oh, I also like what you do with the last remnants of dough (just shape them with your hands)…I do the same thing! 🙂

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    • Mercedes
      Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

      Thanks Liz! I am glad that you will be able to get your Biscoff fix soon! And stealing your kids’ cookies is totally acceptable in this case. 🙂

      Reply

  6. luv what you do
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    Oh my gosh! These look amazing! That cookie butter is the best thing EVER. I’m afraid to buy it because I would sit and eat the entire container in one sitting : )

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  7. Johanna
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Ooooh I should definitely make these and give them to a loved one sometime! Looove love love Speculoos!

    Reply

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