These chocolate chip cookie butter bars are one of my absolute favorites because it’s double the cookie! With layers of doughy chocolate chip cookie and cookie butter, these bars are soft, chewy, and full of cookie butter flavor.
what does cookie butter taste like?
Uh, heaven. Just think of a sweet cinnamon cookie made into a peanut butter-like consistency. I like to think of it as a cross between peanut butter and a cinnamon graham cracker, minus the peanuts.
Some also call it speculoos because that’s the base of the butter – a spiced shortcrust pastry. I’ve even seen jars that are swirled with different flavors.
You can find it at most grocery stores but Trader Joe’s is known for their speculoos cookie butter. It’s one of their best selling products. They even have a cookies and cream one!
It goes well with just about anything cinnamon would. With chocolate, pancakes, cake, blondies, cookies…or just eat it by the spoonful!
How to layer your cookie butter bars
These are probably the easiest layered cookie bars because there’s no mess. Usually you have a center that oozes out and a bar that just won’t hold its shape. Not with these!
Taking half of your chocolate chip cookie dough, press it into the bottom of your pan.
The cookie butter layer is a thick paste-like consistency so you want to break it up and dot the top of your cookie layer.
Then, carefully spread and press the cookie butter into an even layer.
Crumble the other half of your cookie dough on top and bake!
Topping your chocolate chip cookie butter bars
For this cookie butter recipe, it was only natural to top it with MORE cookie butter. It’s not absolutely necessary but it does add an extra punch of cookie butter flavor.
I also drizzled some extra chocolate on top. This is a super simple chocolate ganache recipe that I use all the time to top my desserts.
When adding the drizzle or topping of your choice, make sure your bars are completely cool. Otherwise it will just run all over the place.
You could also top it with more chocolate chips or crushed up lotus cookies. They’re also delicious as is!
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