Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness clearly has never bought Biscoff a.k.a. cookie butter a.k.a. the best stuff in the world. It’s a jar full of brown sugar-y, cinnamon-y goodness and has the consistency of any other spread like peanut butter, Nutella, etc. My brother also must have discovered the happiness Biscoff can bring someone since half the jar was gone when I came back home yesterday from college.
I thought I’d make these cookies in celebration of this weekend: finals are over (whoo!), it was my birthday yesterday, the ski mountain near my house finally opened, and we’re getting snow, which means we’ll (hopefully) have a white Christmas. Because I generally gorge myself on cookies around the holiday season, I decided to switch up the recipe of my childhood favorite peanut butter blossoms into something better…with Biscoff. And because half the jar of cookie butter was mysteriously gone (ahem) when I went to make the recipe, I used 1/4 cup of Nutella as well. Nutella is also a jar full of happiness, friends.
To make these cookies even better, I used caramel filled Hershey kisses because caramel and cookie butter seemed like a good idea. And it was. Melty caramel and chocolate when you bite into a slightly warm cookie certainly has the ability to make any day celebration worthy.
I also thought it was necessary to try out this awesome plate my parents gave me yesterday. Best. Plate. Ever. Along with cookies. What could be better than hedgehogs and cookies?
Cookie Butter Nutella Blossoms
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup Biscoff spread
1/4 cup Nutella
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Additional granulated sugar
About 40 caramel filled Hershey kisses
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Beat the butter, Biscoff, and Nutella in a stand mixer until combined. Add the sugars and beat till fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl, add to the butter mixture, and beat until combined.
Shape the dough into 1 inch balls, roll in the granulated sugar, and place on the cookie sheet. Bake about 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned. While the cookies are baking, unwrap the kisses. As soon as the cookies are done baking, immediately press a kiss into the center of each one.
Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack.
Makes: about 40 cookies
*You also could use 3/4 of a cup of Biscoff instead of a mixture of Biscoff and Nutella