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Biscoff spread, also known as cookie butter, is one of this year's hottest ingredients. Bring these tasty thumbprint cookies to your holiday cookie exchange and wow your friends!
Have you tried cookie butter yet? I swear it's life changing. Imagine the sweet buttery flavor of shortbread cookies or graham crackers but in a spread that's the consistency of peanut butter. It's completely addicting and a joy to use in baked goods.
These Biscoff thumbprint cookies are a fun twist on a classic treat and are guaranteed to be a hit at holiday parties.
Biscoff thumbprint cookies
Makes 24 cookies
1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed and at room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Biscoff spread (or any cookie butter)
1/4 cup heavy cream
Cream the butter, sugar and salt in a stand-mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides, add the vanilla and then lower the speed and slowly add the flour until the dough is combined.
Roll the dough tightly in plastic wrap and flatten into a disc. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or until the butter firms up. You can also use the freezer to speed up the process.
Roll out the dough to approximately one-half-inch thick. It helps to roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper because when the butter begins to soften the dough can become sticky. Avoid using additional flour because it can dry out the cookies.
Using a two-inch cookie cutter, cut the dough into rounds and place them on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Roll the excess scraps into a ball and repeat the process until you have used all the dough.
To create the thumbprint, I recommend using a round one-half teaspoon measuring spoon and pressing it gently into the dough to create an even circle (you can certainly use your thumb if you prefer). Make a good-sized indentation so there's plenty of room for filling. If the cookie dough gets sticky during this process, simply place the sheet pan in the refrigerator for a bit to firm up the butter.
Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake the cookies for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden on top. Allow them to cool to room temperature.
To make the filling, whisk the Biscoff spread and cream together until smooth. Place the filling in a piping bag or a plastic baggie with the corner cut off. Pipe the filling into the cookies.