I made you these cookies. They are special cookies that are made from pulverized cookies that became butter that then became cookies again.
What is this magical ingredient I used?
Speculoos. Some genius decided that grinding up cookies into a fine sand and then mixing it with butter, a little bit of sugar and then put it in a jar next to the peanut butter. Babes, it’s kind of amazing. If you’ve never tried it, get your a** down to Trader Joe’s and buy a jar full of this decadent cookie butter. Then transform them into these cookies.
They are the Inception of cookies and you won’t be mad at them.
2 jars speculoos cookie butter (I mix it up and get one jar with the chocolate almond spread swirl)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Sea salt (optional)
Take your first jar of speculoos and form it into balls or spread it out on a plate. Pop it in the freezer to firm up.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, dump the second jar of speculoos in, and then the rest of your ingredients.
This is a good time for a disclaimer. These cookies are not going to be fluffy. They will be crisp around the edges and chewy in the middle, almost like a toffee. If you don’t like this, I don’t know even who you are and you need to think about your life, think about your choices.
Once all of the ingredients are combined, place bowl in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes. YOU MUST CHILL.
Once you’ve cooled your dough, remove it and your frozen cookie butter from the freezer. Cut frozen cookie butter into quarter size pieces. Scoop out a golf ball-sized piece of dough, and press frozen cookie butter piece into the middle. Cover the cookie butter piece with the dough so it’s hidden in the middle of the cookie dough.
Place dough balls 3 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-13 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from baking sheet. These will fall apart if you remove them sooner. You will be tempted, but resist. You don’t want this cookie to crumble, believe me.
When you finally are able to delve into these spectacular speculoos cookies, you will be met with angels singing, the sound of children laughing, and a sugar high so lofty that you will probably crash and burn an hour later, so be sure to eat a good dose of protein before you chow these. Or don’t. Live life on the edge and take these cookies with you.