Traditional simple shortbread cookies with a fun, delicious twist from Biscoff.
By Chris Scheuer
I am of the firm belief that just about anything made with peanut butter is even better with Biscoff (well, except maybe these). If you are a foodie, visit food blogs or enjoy cruising around on Pinterest, you’ve probably caught the big buzz about Biscoff (also known as Speculoos). If not, you’re in for a treat of epic proportions!
Biscoff is a Belgian cookie company specializing in a beloved, crisp spice cookie which traditionally accompanies coffee or tea in that part of the world. It’s been said that every Belgian grandmother has her own version of these yummy cookies. Delta and American Airlines increased the popularity of these cookies on a worldwide basis when they began serving them as snacks on many of their flights.
One day last year, while browsing through one of the higher end grocers in my area, I spied, a jar of Biscoff Spread……………… what in the world? I quickly grabbed the red and white jar, scanned the label, and was a delighted to discover that Biscoff Spread was simply crushed Biscoff cookies, somehow fashioned into a peanut butter-like spread. Oh my! I was immediately smitten and started substituting it for the peanut butter in my favorite recipes.
The only problem, at the time, was that Biscoff wasn’t easy to find and I didn’t want to share recipes on the blog that would be difficult for others to replicate. Well, that is no longer a problem as many local grocers now carry this yummy spread along with Amazon and big box grocers like Super Walmart. You can also find something similar at Trader Joe’s called Cookie Spread. YIPEE!!
If you don’t have any Biscoff Spread in your pantry, you need to RUN to the store, purchase a jar and whip up these super simple, amazingly delicious, melt-in-your-mouth cookies. You’ll take one bite and will totally understand what I mean when I say “everything tastes better with Biscoff“!
Crescentia "Chris" Scheuer is the creator of The Café Sucré Farine food blog, which has been hugely successful since its inception in March 2011. Her recipes are seen on Foodgawker, TasteSpotting, Gourmet Live, Bon Appétit Bloggers, Foodista and other international food sites. Her inspiration for creating new, innovative cuisine comes from an insatiable curiosity, a love of travel and family connections in the UK. She has taught cooking classes in Raleigh, NC, USA.
Originally Published: June 26, 2012