Chocolate Covered Cookie Butter Balls
Yes, you read that correctly, c-o-o-k-i-e b-u-t-t-e-r! I was first introduced to this decadent spread this past summer while trolling about on Pinterest. It’s basically like peanut butter, but the peanuts are replaced with cookies!! Mad genius!!
My Mother-in-Law, Evelyn, is a wonderful baker. Every Christmas she bakes all her traditional desserts – we’re talking about a dozen different items. My Father-in-Law, Jim, probably burns through several tanks of gas driving around through several states to procure all her specialty ingredients. Of all her desserts, the butter ball cookies and the chocolate covered peanut butter balls are my favorites! Hmmm…looks like I’m a fan of any kind of balls with butter! Ha, reminds me of a certain Saturday Night Live sketch…
So, in honor of Evelyn’s baked goods and my new friend, cookie butter, please feast your eyes on … Chocolate Covered Cookie Butter Balls! They are perfect for any time of year, but they make a really sweet St. Valentine’s Day treat!
The recipe is pretty simple and there is no baking required. I started with a peanut butter ball recipe from Joyofbaking.com and made some adjustments to accommodate the cookie butter.
Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Cookie Butter Balls
Pulse about 17 Belgian style caramelized biscuit/cookies* in your food processor. Perhaps, nibble on one yourself…you know to check the seasoning ( ;
Then in a large bowl combine cookie butter, butter, salt and microwave for about 20 seconds or until softened but not completely melted.
Soften in microwave
Stir in vanilla, cookie crumbs, powdered sugar and stir to form dough.
Add vanilla, crumbs and sugar Stir to form dough
Scoop up tablespoon portions, give a little squeeze in your hand and roll to form a ball. Repeat about 50 times ( : Chill the balls.
Scooped, squeezed & rolled x 50
Melt semi-sweet chocolate and a little shortening.
Chocolate! A little shortening keeps it shiny. Stir. Melted chocolate heaven
Dunk, swirl and place the balls on a baking sheet. Then decorate if you desire!
Dunk Swirl Place Cuties!
Note: *Biscoff cookies are a Belgian style caramelized biscuit (speculoos). I find Biscoff Cookie Butter & Cookies at Wegmans and Walmart. Trader Joe’s has a version of each as well. You can always check the Biscoff.com site for more store information.