I haven’t made many cookies that people aren’t happy to eat. I’ve made sophisticated cookies, complicated cookies, homely cookies, fancy cookies and more. But, the cookies that people go craziest for, the ones people want to make themselves, or (more often) the ones people ask me to make again are the old-fashioned ones. Cookies that make people think of lunchboxes from a time most of them probably can’t remember.
This week’s cookie feels like exactly that kind of cookie and it’s certainly gotten a rousing response from the people I’ve shared them with this week.
They’ve been described as brownie-ish in flavour and a perfect mix of crispness and softness, but no one has guessed one of their features – they’re not just chocolate-oatmeal cookies (as if that could even rate a “just”), but they’re also secretly Biscoff/speculoos/cookie butter cookies.
It’s not immediately identifiable, even when you know it’s there, but the spices deepen the flavour and the creaminess of the spread help create this cookie’s irresistible texture.
My jar of cookie butter is empty, but I’ll be stocking it in my baking pantry regularly now – especially since I’m already getting requests for a repeat of this cookie!