Cookie Butter Cookie Dough Bars

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If you’re a cookie butter lover, then, you shouldn’t miss these Cookie Butter Cookie Dough Bars! The best snack you will want to have. These smooth, gooey bars will complete your day.  

Cookie Dough Bars

What I like about these cookie dough bars is that it can be a quick snack when you are somewhat in a hurry. Just snatch a couple from the refrigerator, take a bite and go.

Of course, it’s a perfect snack or dessert for everyone. Having some visitors coming over? These can be the best dessert after your meal and favorite drinks. With the whipped cream-cookie butter topping as well on them, will not only look great but taste great too. Oh! And my kids love them more. I know….right?

My favorite drink to go with it is, of course, hot cocoa bombs! Nothing is better than with Cookie Butter Hot Cocoa Bombs! However, any hot cocoa bombs will do. That’s just me. Yumm-hmm!

What is cookie butter

Cookie butter is not new, it is a delicious spread made from cookie crumbs, fat, flour and sugar. After it is mixed until smooth it can be spread on anything.

Making homemade cookie butter is very easy, also. 

So, what is cookie butter again? Well, just like how it sounds, a cookie made into a spread. It is made mainly from crushed Speculoos, a type of shortcrust biscuit that was popularly prepared during St. Nicholas Day in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg. The recipe was first seen on a Dutch website in the year 2002.

The cookie butter became popular in the United States in 2015 under the popular brands Lotus Biscoff Cookie Butter and Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter.

From then on, a lot of recipes came out with cookie butter as the main ingredient. Just like these Cookie Butter Cookie Dough Bars. 

Cookie Dough Bars

How to make the Cookie Dough Bars

For the bars, you will need these ingredients:

Cookie butter – A store-bought or homemade cookie butter can be used. You can add a little more than ½ a cup if needed for a stronger flavor.

Heavy Cream – It will make the bars taste creamier, and a bit chewy when cooked. 

Butter – Adds flavor, promotes aroma, and makes the bars tender especially while they are still warm. It is advised to cool the cookie dough bars completely before removing them from the pan and slicing it. Because the butter has a lower melting point, it has a melt-in-your-mouth effect when you eat the bar. I prefer unsalted butter. But the salted one (especially if it is all that is available) is fine, as well. But expect that your cookie dough bars will be a bit salty. Unless, you like it that way. However, you may add some brown sugar.

Finely crushed biscuits – Creates the texture and flavor rather than using flour. Use your favorite crispy cookies or biscuits. You can easily crush them using your food processor. If you don’t have one, place them in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin (or anything as long as it won’t break) to crush the biscuits.

Vanilla and cinnamon powder add flavors. However, they are optional.

Brown sugar – Besides the brown hue that it will create for your baked goodies, brown sugar has a toffee or caramel-like flavor because of the added molasses. But keep in mind that the cookie butter and the biscuits are already sweet. 

  • 1/2 cup Cookie Butter 
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Finely crushed biscuits
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Brown sugar (optional)

Cookie butter whipped cream topping makes it really special. Do you want it more attractive to your kids? Well, it’s tastier, too. And the best for parties. Or let yourself enjoy your cookie dough bars with the creamy, delicious topping.

For cookie butter whipped cream topping

  • 1 cup Whipped Cream
  • ¼  cup Cookie Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder
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Melt butter in a large bowl and then let it cool down. If you use it while it is still hot, the bars will become greasy.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang to remove the bars easily when done. If you’ll use aluminum foil to line the pan, spray with cooking spray.

In a medium-sized bowl blend together the cookie butter and heavy cream. Set aside.

In a large bowl with the cooled-down butter, add in crushed biscuits, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix all together with a wooden spoon or spatula until well blended. It will look lumpy at first.

Add in the cookie butter and cream mixture into the biscuit mixture. Stir until well blended. The batter may be thick but keep stirring or you can use your finger and knead it. If you think it’s too thick, sprinkle some water and continue kneading.

Place the dough in the prepared pan and press. Smoothen the top evenly with the use of the back of a spoon or spatula. (I thought it was easier to use the spoon because I can press the dough a bit more).

Bake 20-30 mins, depending on your preference, 20-25 for a more gooey texture or 25-30 for a more chewy consistency.

When done, allow the bars to cool down completely, cutting into smaller portions about 2 inches by 2 inches.

For the cookie butter whipped cream topping

Beat cream and cocoa powder together until blended. Then add the cookie butter into the mixture. Mix on low speed, for about a minute.

Fill the large piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1M tip and frost in a swirl. Finish with a sprinkle of cookie powder.

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Take these notes while baking the cookie dough bars:

Check the edges of the bars while baking. When they are starting to become brown and the edges are slightly pulling away from the edges of the pan, pull them out.

The middle of the bars might look like not completely baked even it had completed the baking time but that is alright. The bars will be set up when cooled down. 

Because this is so easy and you know it’s going to be delicious, be sure to pin it to your favorite cookie butter snack recipes board on Pinterest so you can find it again fast!

Cookie Dough Bars
Yield: 12-24

Cookie Dough Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes 20 seconds
Total Time: 50 minutes 20 seconds

Here’s a perfect snack and dessert for everyone, especially if you are a cookie butter lover, these easy cookie dough bars will complete your day.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Cookie Butter
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Finely crushed biscuits
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Brown sugar (optional)

For cookie butter whipped cream topping

  • 1 cup Whipped Cream
  • ¼ cup Cookie Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large bowl and then let it cool down.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang to remove the bars easily when done.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl blend together the cookie butter and heavy cream. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl with the cooled-down butter, add in crushed biscuits, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  5. Mix all together with a wooden spoon or spatula until well blended. It will look lumpy at first.
  6. Add cookie butter and cream mixture into the biscuit mixture. Stir until well blended.
  7. Place the dough in the prepared pan and press. Smoothen the top evenly with the use of the back of a spoon or spatula.
  8. Bake 20-30 mins, depending on your preference 20-25 for a more gooey texture or 25-30 for a more chewy consistency. 
  9. When done, allow the bars to cool down completely, cutting into smaller portions about 2 inches by 2 inches.

For the cookie butter whipped cream topping

  1. Beat cream and cocoa powder together until blended. Then add the cookie butter. Mix in slow speed, about a minute.
  2. Fill  the large piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1M tip and frost in a swirl. Finish with a sprinkle of Cookie Butter powder.

Notes

Check the edges of the bars while baking. When they are starting to become brown and the edges are slightly pulling away from the edges of the pan, pull them out.

The middle of the bars might look like not completely baked even it had completed the baking time but that is alright. The bars will be set up when cooled down.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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