I’ve been cranking out batches of cookies since October, people — October — in preparation for this series. I’ve made some great cookies, some mediocre cookies and a couple really bad cookies (remind me to show you pics of the Burnt Caramel Cookies — holy disaster) but the next 12 days are devoted to the most delicious of the bunch. I (and my taste testers) truly loved each and every one.
(We’ve also gained 10 lbs., but hey, it was all in the name of quality control.)
These first cookies are a twist on the Peanut Butter Blossoms you see at almost every holiday party — the peanut butter cookie with the Hershey’s kiss plopped in the center. Dón’t get me wrong, I love those cookies but these are even better. If you’ve never had Cookie Butter (which is the Trader Joe’s version of Biscoff spread), it’s the same consistency as peanut butter but has a delicious spiced cookie flavor. The spices are perfect for a holiday cookie — not quite as strong as gingerbread, but jam packed with warm, toasty flavor.
You can buy Cookie Butter at Trader Joe’s. The brand name for it (at other regular grocery stores) is Biscoff spread, and it’s a spiced cookie spread that’s usually found near the peanut butter in your regular grocery store. It is so darn good I dare you to not spoon it right out of the jar.
Adapted from gimemesomeoven