Guest Post: Graham Cracker and Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies by Yums and Loves

It’s Friday so you know what that means? I take the day off and let another blogger shine! This week Alex from Yums and Loves is sharing a delicious cookie sandwich that involved the elusive Speculoos cookie butter. But as I mentioned yesterday, there is a Trader Joe’s opening near my parents house August 10th, which means these cookies will be mine very soon. Unfortunately, once I am back in Memphis I will be without a Trader Joe’s again so I will have to stock pile!

Alex is also a new mom. Her little girl, Peyton, just recently turned two months old. But she somehow still finds time to make delicious treats such as her Nutter Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes. You all know who much I love peanut butter and chocolate, so once I make these cookies, those cupcakes are next! And then maybe I’ll try combining the cookie butter with chocolate? Or peanut butter? Or both! Yesss deviousness.

One year ago: Deviled Strawberries

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Hello everyone, my name is Alex and I blog over at Yums and Loves.  When Erin mentioned she needed some guest bloggers I happily jumped at the chance.  I owe her one! She shared an absolutely delicious guest post on my blog when I was busy with my new baby. I love reading Erin’s blog, we have so many things in common!

A while back, while shopping at Trader Joe’s, I bought a jar of the much-loved Cookie Butter.  It has been sitting in my pantry, while I have been trying to figure out how to use it.  I love sandwich cookies and I figured this would make a great base for a filling.  While eating a big spoonful of this delicious spread I kept wishing I had a graham cracker to spread it on…..perfect!  I needed a graham cracker cookie to go with the cookie butter filling.  A basic cookie base with the addition of graham cracker crumbs provides a great accent to the creamy cookie butter spread.  The cookie tastes just like a soft graham cracker.

Graham Cracker and Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies

Makes 24 cookies, 12 sandwiches

¾ cup brown sugar

1 8oz stick butter, softened

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/3 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

¾ cup graham cracker crumbs, approximately 8 full graham crackers

Preheat oven to 350 and prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.

Using a mixer, cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add egg and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes.

In a large bowl combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, scraping down the side of the bowl, until combined.

To make cookies uniform in size, I used a small cookie scoop.  If you don’t have a cookie scoop, just try to measure out uniform dough so your cookies are easier to sandwich.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, cookies will not brown much, so be careful not to overbake.

 

Cookie Butter Filling

¼ cup Speculoos Cookie Butter

¼ cup powdered sugar

½ tsp vanilla

¼ tsp salt

3 Tbsp softened butter

3 Tbsp heavy cream

Using your mixer combine all ingredients except heavy cream, scraping bowl as needed.  Once combined add heavy cream and beat on high until smooth and creamy.

Once cookies are cool, spread a layer of cookie butter filling on the flat side of a graham cookie, top with another cookie and you have a perfect little sandwich!

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