Do you love Cookie Butter as much as we do? I was introduced to it last year when a Trader Joe’s opened about 15 miles away from us. But this weekend something spectacular happened…another Trader Joe’s opened it’s doors just one mile away. Can you believe it?! Do you know what that means? Time to workout, because I love baking with Cookie Butter!
And believe it or not, they actually make Cookie Butter Cookies, which are literally the best cookie ever. Buttery shortbread sandwich cookies filled with decadent Cookie Butter…OMG! So I couldn’t wait to crumble these babies up and get to work on baking some Cookie Butter Cookie Cupcakes!
I decided since I loved the cookies so much I would crumble them up and put them into the batter. And it worked great! I smashed up about eight cookies and it was just enough crunch for our regular and mini sized cupcakes. (Note – I halved the cake batter recipe, so you may need more cookies!) You can do this with a boxed cake mix, or just add them to your favorite cake recipe. I love Taste of Home’s Yellow Cake recipe, it’s my go to! I’ve tried to add pudding, or come up with my own invention…but why mess with the best?
Next you need some killer buttercream to top of these perfect little vanilla cupcakes, so of course I had to add some Cookie Butter. You can put the crumbled cookies in your frosting too, but they tend to get stuck in your frosting tip. (Yes I made these twice, can’t rush perfection!) So I chose to just sprinkle them on top!
The result is the perfect little dessert, homemade cookie butter cookie cupcakes! The cake isn’t too sweet and the amount of Cookie Butter is perfect in the frosting! Plus I love the crunch both inside the cake and on top. Not that I ate one…or three…
So without further ado, here’s the recipe for the cookie butter frosting! Hope you enjoy this treat as much as we did!
- Cookie Butter Cookie Frosting
- 2 sticks butter - 1 salted & 1 unsalted
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 6 crushed Cookie Butter Cookies
- 1/3 cup Cookie Butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 Tbsp milk or half and half depending on consistency
- squeeze fresh lemon
- Cream butter and sugar together.
- Then add Cookie Butter and vanilla.
- Mix until combined and then add milk to achieve desired consistency.
- Squeeze a slice of lemon into the frosting to give it a whippier texture.
- Top with crumbled Cookie Butter Cookies!
- The frosting will have a crumbly texture, so more liquid may be necessary.
I’ve never had cookie butter, but I wonder if it’s similar to Biscoff (which is basically crushed up shortbread cookies made into a peanut butter consistency). Yum!
Crystal Labbe says
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THESE CUPCAKES! I was concerned they were going to be too sweet, but they were perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.
Jennifer Oradat says
You’re trying to make me fat, and you’re going to succeed. These look PHENOMENAL.
They are phenomenal!! LOL
Melissa (Wading Through Motherhood) says
I have never tried cookie butter…I’m afraid to =) These look amazing and there is a TJs only a few miles away.
These look amazing! I have never tried those cookies.. I will have to grab them next time!
SOOOO good, my fav! (If you couldn’t tell!) Hope you are doing ok!
Katie Chiavarone says
These look absolutely amazing!!!! I need to make them!
These look incredible! Pinned, stumbled and added to my shopping list, lol!
YAY! You will Love em!
Kimberly Cox says
Ok, reading through the comments I am glad to see that I am not the ONLY one who has never had Cookie Butter before, however I agree I’m scared to try it. These look Super delicious though. If I ever get to a TJ’s I’ll have to get some cookie butter cookies and try these 🙂
Why is everyone afraid of Cookie Butter!? It’s a delish little treat for every once in a while. I personally think it makes an awesome teachers gift too!
Don’t be scared! Go for it!
I’m in butter heaven here! I need these! Can you ship?
I had another one of those moments in which I just want to write one word as a comment on your blog post. “YES.”
I have the pumpkin spice cookie butter right now and it’s fun. I think I’d use the original for these like you, though.
I just pinned these and I intend to make them, although yours will probably be prettier.
Shann Eva says
I have not tried the famous Cookie Butter yet, but these cupcakes have convinced me .
Yay! You won’t regret it!
Allie Smith says
My mouth is watering, looking at the pictures and reading the post. You are a very talented baker.
I’m actually an amateur but thank you!!
Ellen Oliveira says
I really wish I had these right now. I’m craving something sweet and these look to die for.
they look fab!!! way to go!
I LOVE the cookie butter at Trader Joe’s. That stuff is dangerous and you putting it in cupcakes is even more dangerous because I will eat them all up! YUM!
I’m not allowed to buy cookie butter unless it’s going in a recipe and I’ve got another home to send that food as well. It’s too dangerously delicious! These cupcakes sound so yummy and decadent, too. T would go nuts for them…she got her first taste of cookie butter this summer and was instantly hooked!
Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla says
Awesome! There is a lot of cookie butter happening in this recipe! It’s one of the few things I haven’t tried yet, but you have made me want to get on that asap! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! 😀
Next time I’m in the US I’ll have to make a special trip to Trader Joe’s and try out this cookie butter for myself because they sound almost as incredible as these cupcakes look. Yum!
Kim @The Baking ChocolaTess says
Whoa! These look amazing! Thanks for sharing and pinning. Visiting from Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!
Yum! These cupcakes look amazing!!
Oh my gosh YES! I LOVE cookie butter so much.
I’ve never had cookie butter cookies or cupcakes, but they look amazing! Yum!
Cookie butter + cupcakes = amazing! I’d love one of those cupcakes right now 🙂
Oh damn. Are you actually supposed to do anything with that cookie butter besides eat it out of the jar while locked in the bathroom? Seriously, these look awesome and your pictures are so pretty!!!