“What is it?”
“Stick your finger in it.”
“Just try it. You’ll thank me later.”
Cookie butter, guys. Talking about cookie butter…
The roomie had no idea what it was. I was happy to introduce her. Pretty sure she’s now mad about it. And upset I used almost all of it in cookies that are no longer around.
This is only the second occasion I’ve bought this stuff. First time was around the time when my friend Laura came to visit over New Years. As quickly as the two of us went through it, I thought it’d be safer to only have around the house every once in a while.
That seems to be my policy when it comes to a lot of things.
Sunflower seed butter. Guacamole. BBQ chips. Twizzlers. Cookies.
I like to eat.
But when visitors come through, it only makes sense to have stuff around the house for them to snack on.
Turns out even then you should probably be overly prepared. Cookies… frozen pizza… deli… chips… it was all fair game after we got back from being out and about on Saturday night.
So along with a trip to Target to stock up on man food essentials, I busted out the big guns. Or the big mixing spoon. Whichever works better in your situation.
The only difference (other than eliminating some of the four cups of flour she suggests)? I’ve enjoyed the sweet and salty combo as of late, and since cookie butter is quite sweet in comparison to regular peanut butter, I threw in some crushed pretzels for good measure.
Because if there is one snack that is available 100% of the time, it’s a massive jar of pretzels.
Target knows where it’s at. Bulk food meant for the family. But bought for one. ;)
Anyway, other than the pretzels, I followed the recipe exactly.
And made sure not to overcook the cookies. Soft and chewy is more my preference.
Definitely do not skimp on the cookie butter. It won’t be overwhelming- promise. Instead, it adds just a soft layer in the middle that will keep people guessing as to what it is.
They say you can’t re-invent the wheel.
They’re right. You can’t. But you can have a lot of fun making it bigger and better. Just ask the dude who made those spinning hubcap thingies (the proper term, obviously).
These cookies are no different. As the recipe originally goes, they’re super sweet and delicious. But the pretzels? They’re the spinning hub cap thingie. Not necessary but obnoxiously awesome.
*Oh and because you guys asked, that burger from yesterday’s post? I got a little over half way through it at the restaurant. Finished the rest 4 hours later before we went out for drinks. BAM.