It's fair to say I have a little bit of an obsession with Biscoff. It's just so damn good! This cookie butter is the perfect substitute for nut-free households like mine - it's great in recipes in place of Nutella or peanut butter like these blondies. And, just like both of those spreads, it's also perfect eaten by the spoonful!
How these Biscoff Blondies Came About
For this recipe, I set out to mimic the good old fashioned peanut butter blondie, but hold the peanut butter. Biscoff Cookie Butter has the same consistency as peanut butter, so it works really well here and it even comes in creamy or crunchy, just like PB! And, these Biscoff Blondies do not disappoint. They are chewy with just enough crunch for textural variety and the flavor is a little sweet, a little cinnamon, and a lotta delicious.
Testing out Blondie Recipes
I spent quite a fair amount of time (and Biscoff) figuring out how to bake up the perfect cookie butter blondie. The first couple of recipes I tried completely collapsed in the middle after baking (my kids and husband still liked the flavors, so I kept on plugging away!). This recipe holds up really well in the middle and achieved that crisp-on-the-edges-yet-chewy-in-the-center perfection I was after. Baking these bars in an 8x8 inch glass baking pan proved to be key, as the blondies came out thick and chewy, but not too dense or cakey.
Blondie Baking Tips
In addition to using an 8x8 inch glass baking dish for this recipe, I highly recommend buttering and flouring your pan on the bottom and all sides really well. To do this, take a pat of room temperature butter (if you've ever tried to spread cold butter, you'll understand why room temp butter is so important!) and with a paper towel or your clean fingers, spread it around the bottom and sides of the baking dish, being sure to completely cover in a thin, even layer of butter, especially the corners. Next, take a teaspoon of all-purpose flour and sprinkle it around the baking dish. Holding the dish over the sink, tap the sides of the pan while turning the pan to cover the butter completely with flour. Turn the dish upside down and tap out any excess flour.
Another tip for this blondie recipe is to be sure you do not overbake them. Bake them just until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (aka, no raw batter sticking to it), but still looks greasy. Let the blondies cool, then cut them, and you'll have the perfect consistency.
For another delicious Biscoff recipe, check out my recipe for Biscoff White Chocolate Saltine Toffee. And, given my obsession with this stuff, I'm sure future cookie butter recipes are forthcoming!Print