My daughters fell in love with Trader Joe’s cookie butter. Admittedly, it is quite good. We’re hosting a football party tonight and I thought I would whip up some chocolate chip cookies and thought I HAD to use some as we just stocked up big time at Trader Joe’s. These cookies are super light and oh-so flavorful. Quite a nice treat for football viewing or for holiday baking. A fun twist on a classic.
1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter (I used Smart Balance baking stick), at room temperature
3/4 cup of light brown sugar
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter
1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 egg, room temperature
1.5 cups of All Purpose flour (I use King Arthur’s)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Guittard Chocolate Chips or whatever chocolate chips you prefer
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with Silpat or parchment paper and set aside.
In your stand mixer, blend the butter and sugars until fluffy. This should take about 4 minutes. Scrape the sides down and blend again. Add your cookie butter, egg & vanilla. Blend until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, soda and salt together with a whisk. Add to the butter mixture and blend for 1 minute. Add and blend, by hand, the chocolate chips. Drop with a cookie scoop onto your prepared pans. Leave about 2 inches in between. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until golden around the edges.
— Knead to Cook