Mrs. Regueiro's Plate: Honey Cookie Butter Cookies

Friday, October 4, 2013

Honey Cookie Butter Cookies

It's my absolute favorite time of the year! This past week in SoCal has been refreshingly cooler, and I might have dressed Elena and Emilio in warmer clothes maybe more than once this past week. I have some cute warm outfits that I want them to wear before they outgrow them. Although this weekend may be another hot one - I'm crossing my fingers hoping that Fall weather is here to stay for the rest of the season. I have already started working on my October bucket list and this hot weather spells disaster for everything on it. Pretty, pretty please with a big fat pumpkin on top - Fall weather, please come back and don't leave us.

On my October bucket list, I wanted to bake lots of them. I have been pinning Pumpkin recipes like crazy but enjoying my Pumpkin M&Ms for the meanwhile. This summer kept me busy with ice cream and s'mores and other sweet treats, but I have been itching to bake cookies. I had originally wanted to make peanut butter cookies but I had less than a cup of peanut butter left. On the bright side I had an unopened jar of cookie butter that was screaming at me "USE ME" instead.

If you love the taste of cookie butter (not everyone is a fan), and want to use it in a recipe. Why not use it in it's best form - COOKIES! It's sort of crazy to use cookie butter in a cookie recipe, and you would think it had enough "cookie" in it already. But these are delicious, and my little taste tester Elena can't get enough of them. The honey and molasses make for an extra chewy cookie!

Honey Cookie Butter Cookies
Adapted from Sunny Side Up
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Yield: 3 dozen
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup shortening (or unsalted butter)
  • 1 cup creamy or crunchy cookie butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw) for rolling
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silcone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of the stand mixer, cream together the cookie butter and honey on medium speed. Add the eggs and molasses and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients in thirds, and mix well.
  4. Scoop cookie dough using a small cookie scooper or roll into 1-inch balls. Roll the cookie in a bowl of turbinado sugar (substitute powdered sugar or granulated sugar if you like). Place on prepared baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Using a fork, flatten a crisscross pattern on top.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 5 minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring to a cooling rack.
Review: We loved these cookies, and I only baked a dozen to enjoy now. I froze the remainder and saved them for later. I can always use them whenever I have a holiday party to attend or use them as a last minute dessert.

This past week we had Emilio sit with us at the dinner table. I think he was a little unsure of what was going on, but overall I think he loved it. He did give his Papi a good stare down while he was eating his burger. We haven't started feeding Emilio yet, and we are waiting until he is 6 months old. We will be there in one more month though! Time is flying by with little E!
And of course, here's my sweet cookie taste-tester eating those cookies! Her wild hair...that's all Papi! 
Have a great weekend!
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