Feb 5, 2013

Cookie Butter Stuffed Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes.  This sounds ridiculous.  It is delicious.  And not at all good for you.

Have you ever browned butter? You should do it.  It's tricky, but it's worth it.  And cookie butter?  Yeah, try that, too. Trader Joe's has it, but it's basically biscoff spread. I recommend you eat it by the spoonful.

For this recipe, scoop out some spoonfuls and stick them on a plate.  About 1/2-1 tsp full.  Throw that in the freezer while you prepare the rest of the cookie dough.
You're going to brown your butter next.  Heat a small saucepan over medium low heat and toss the butter in.     When butter melts, whisk constantly until tiny brown bits appear at the bottom of the pan, about 4-7 minutes.  Remove from heat immediately to prevent from burning.  Set aside and allow to cool 10 minutes or so.

Cookie Butter Stuffed Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from How Sweet It Is

1 1/2 sticks (12 tbsp) of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk @ room temp
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups + 2 tbsp AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4-1/2 cup cookie butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  

Add cooled butter to bowl/mixer.  Mix in sugars until smooth.  Add the egg + egg yolk, vanilla extract and mix.  Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until a dough forms.  It'll be a little dry, but it comes together.  Add chocolate chips.

Using scooper, spoons, or hands, roll 2 tbsp of dough into a ball, and stuff frozen cookie butter inside.  Should be a little smaller than a golf ball.  Place on a baking sheet, and bake for 12-14 minutes.  Let cool, then remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.  Try not to burn your face ;)

I made these cookies for our superbowl party.  Unfortunately, since there was OMGSOMUCHFOOD, they are still left in my kitchen.  I say unfortunately because that means I'm going to eat them. LOL  Sending them into work ASAP.  That is, if I can pry them from Sean's sticky fingers!