Cookie Butter “Chip” Muffins

by Rachel Gurk on February 13, 2013 · 55 comments

in Breakfast, Cakes, etc., Quick Breads

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I got the crazy idea to make chips out of cookie butter. As in chocolate chip type chips (not the potato variety!) except made out of cookie butter. I thought I would bake something with them.

I almost didn’t.

They tasted really good straight out of the freezer. E agreed. Melt in your mouth amazingness. There almost were none left to bake with.

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My thought was that there are countless cookie butter (aka Biscoff) recipes out there but I wanted a baked treat with little nuggets of cookie butter goodness. Not something that was flavored throughout with cookie butter. I wanted little pockets of flavor. I got what I wanted!

I originally envisioned a cookie butter chip cookie but even after freezing the cookie butter chips for 24 hours, they remained soft. Similar to the consistency of butter. Easily squished. Perfect for muffin batter. Or cake!

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I made these with a pastry bag and a Wilton 12 piping tip but you could easily do a plastic bag with the corner cut off. They don’t have to be perfect. As you can plainly see, mine are not! They get smushed when you fold them into the batter anyways so this doesn’t have to be a cookie butter chip beauty pageant.

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Cookie Butter “Chip” Muffins

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

    For the Cookie Butter Chips:
  • ½ cup cookie butter
  • For the Muffins
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • frozen cookie butter chips

Instructions

    For the Cookie Butter Chips
  1. Using a piping bag or a plastic zip-top bag, pipe small dots of cookie butter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat. Continue until you have used the entire 1/2 cup of cookie butter. Put in freezer and freeze for 24 hours. (You can probably get by with ~2 hours if need be.)
  2. For the Muffins
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners. Stir dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add in milk, oil and egg and stir until just blended.
  4. Working very quickly, scrape cookie butter chips off of pan and into bowl. Fold into the batter, stirring gently but quickly and only until just combined.
  5. Fill muffin tins ~2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until no impression is left when you press the top lightly.
http://www.rachelcooks.com/2013/02/13/cookie-butter-chip-muffins/

Verdict: I loved how these turned out. I was so happy!

Husband’s take: I think he liked these even better than I did. He said it tasted like Starbucks’ Cinnamon Coffee Cake.

Changes I would make: None are necessary, but a little cinnamon in the batter and turbinado sugar on top never hurt anyone…

Difficulty: Easy. If you can forget that there is a tray full of cookie butter in your freezer.

{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

1 katie February 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

Oh my these look and sound amazing! You are genius my friend to make “chips” from biscoff!!!

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2 Carrie February 13, 2013 at 7:43 am

Wow!! cookie butter chips… what a genius idea to add to muffins/breads or cookies. Doing this today!

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3 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl February 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

I think I’m the only person who has no idea what “cookie butter” is… is that the lamest thing you’ve ever heard? LOL My poor children.

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4 Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies February 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

Yum! I love Biscoff, so these sound amazing. I didn’t even realize it was a spread until fairly recently, I just loved the cookies they gave you on Delta flights :-D

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5 Lisa February 13, 2013 at 8:25 am

I had never heard of cookie butter, either! Learned something new…and can’t wait to try this.

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6 Kristen February 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

Yummy little bites!

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7 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen February 13, 2013 at 8:51 am

YAY for Cookie Butter! Rachel, your Cookie Butter Chips idea is so innovative! I thought I was completely nutso when I recently posted my Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles recipe. I mean…crushed biscuits (cookies) into a butter (cookie butter) and then back into a cookie dough? Pure madness, LOL! Thanks for sharing. Pinning & already retweeted! xo

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8 Laurie {Simply Scratch} February 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

Ohhh you know a way to a girls heart! These sound amazing Rachel!

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9 ashley - baker by nature February 13, 2013 at 9:17 am

Liz took the words out of my mouth… I too am a stranger to this famed cookie butter. BUT! I know I’ll be changing that very very soon; these muffins look too good to pass up! Hope you and the babies are doing well, my dear!

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10 Bev @ Bev Cooks February 13, 2013 at 9:22 am

WHAT. Okay I want one. 45. 145, whatever.

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11 Cassie | Bake Your Day February 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

I love this – you are so creative. I would eat these chips by the handful. Love the muffins too!

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12 Kim | At Home With Kim February 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

I’ve been wanting to try cookie butter for for-evah…. this is a great excuse to do it. Making your own chips? Brilliant! I’m craving comfort food right now for many reasons…. not the least of which are sick kids and winter. These look like the perfect answer!

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13 Gerry @ foodness gracious February 13, 2013 at 9:34 am

What a genius idea! But so tempting just to pop these straight :)

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14 Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough February 13, 2013 at 9:34 am

Mind = BLOWN.

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15 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan February 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

Oh. my. goodness. These look amazing!! Usually my cookie butter doesn’t last long enough to make anything, but I will have to make sure to save some for these next time!

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16 Christina February 13, 2013 at 9:52 am

What a cute idea!

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17 Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats February 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

oh my goodness, you’re so smart! I bet these are amazing! I love the idea..Im with your daughter, I would totally just eat them by the handful out of the freezer!

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18 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 13, 2013 at 9:59 am

SUCH a genius idea! Now I want cookie butter chips in my life!

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19 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel February 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

Cute! We’d have trouble resisting cookie butter ‘kisses or chips’ at our house :)

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20 sarah k @ the pajama chef February 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

i’m seriously so impressed! wow!!

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21 nicole @ I am a Honey Bee February 13, 2013 at 10:33 am

love the idea of little pockets of flavor!

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22 Kari@Loaves n Dishes February 13, 2013 at 10:36 am

Rachel, you are one clever girl. I could use one of these to go with my cup of coffee right now!

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23 Ari @ Ari's Menu February 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

OMG. I am beyond obsessed. COOKIE BUTTER CHIPS???? You are officially my hero.

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24 Averie @ Averie Cooks February 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

Cookie butter is an ultimate favorite! I love these chips and this idea! I started making my own cookie butter b/c I just love it so much…need to work these in!

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25 Karly February 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I don’t even have the words.

I mean…cookie butter…chips? This is so genius.

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26 Aimee @ ShugarySweets February 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Seriously, you did WHAT????? Oh my gosh, these look delicious!!

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27 Ashley February 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Yum! I have never had cookie butter before – will keep my eyes out for it!

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28 Nikki @Pennies on a Platter February 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Super idea! Only wish I would’ve thought of it first! Then again, you probably have more will-power than me in not eating all of the chips out of the fridge. :)

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29 Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) February 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

What an awesome idea! I looove biscoff so very much.

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30 Erin @ Texanerin Baking February 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Okay. That’s genius. I won’t be making those chips, though. They’d just get eaten out of the freezer. They’d sit in there, calling me, and I couldn’t resist. The muffins look great, too! :)

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31 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts February 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Genius!! Such a fun and delicious idea!

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32 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction February 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

You are brilliant to think of making cookie butter chips! Oh the possibilities!

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33 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking February 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Cookies butter chips? GENIUS!! Oh, can’t wait to try now!

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34 Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out February 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

SO SMART! I had never considered making my own “chips” before! I have so many ideas running around in my brain, now…

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35 Tracey February 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Such a fun idea Rachel! And I just so happen to have an unopened jar of cookie butter in my pantry :)

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36 Audra | The Baker Chick February 14, 2013 at 12:01 am

These are such wonderful muffins! I had thought about trying to freeze cookie butter bits to put into cookies myself…glad to know the consistency may not be the best. Can’t wait to try these muffins!

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37 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 14, 2013 at 1:07 am

Cookie butter chips, how clever!

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38 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. February 14, 2013 at 1:57 am

I love the idea of making the cookie butter chips! So great!

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39 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen February 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

Stop. Just stop. No don’t actually. I’ll be right over. Can you get working on another batch? ;)

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40 claire @ the realistic nutritionist February 14, 2013 at 11:34 am

whatever this cookie butter stuff is, i need to get on board with it b/c these muffins look incredible.

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41 Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) February 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

Those cookie butter chips are such a fun idea! And I bet the muffins are absolutely drool-worthy. ;)

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42 carrian February 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm

MMMMM I love these too!!!

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43 JulieD February 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I love cookie butter and I love these!!!

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44 Kathryn February 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

These muffins look seriously delicious.

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45 Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife February 15, 2013 at 12:27 am

These look so good! Brilliant to make the cookie butter into chips!

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46 Aggie February 15, 2013 at 6:19 am

Oh man, this is genius!! I bet these little muffins were amazing.

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47 suzi February 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

I must need more coffee. I dont k.ow what cookie butter is . Can someone help me wi th a recipe

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48 Rachel Gurk February 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

This is Biscoff, or Cookie Butter. You can find it in most grocery stores (will be cheaper in the stores).

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49 brandi February 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

you’re a genius! so smart to make those little chips.

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50 Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} February 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

Pure genius. Cookie butter chips sound fantastic. I don’t think that they would ever make it into any baked goods in my house. Every time I passed by the freezer I’d probably have to shove a few into my mouth!

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51 Rachel Gurk February 25, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Thanks Anna! They do have a way of calling your name from the freezer… ;)

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52 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 1, 2013 at 3:26 am

Those chips!!! They are the most perfect little chips ever! The world NEEDS cookie butter chips. I can never even find cinnamon chips in my area. This is like that, but 100x better!

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53 Laura Dembowski March 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

It is totally genius that you made your own cookie butter chips! That’s the best idea ever :)

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54 June Kelly January 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Couldn’t you fill the muffin tin with batter and then nestle the cookie butter chip into the batter. That would insure each cupcake has a glorious mouthful of cookie butter goodness.

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55 Rachel Gurk January 3, 2014 at 8:31 am

That could work! My cookie butter chips were more the size of regular chocolate chips so I wanted them scattered throughout. But maybe a larger chip the size of a Hershey’s kiss would work for that method!

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