Spiced Cookie Butter Truffles

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I think my husband/mother/co-workers/sister/friends/Twitter followers/neighbors/strangers are getting sick of me.  To be honest, I’m getting a little sick of me too.


No one wants to constantly hear about stress/anxiety/weight gain/impatience and any other complaints that seem to be incessantly on my mind these days.  If I didn’t have a constant supply of cookies/cupcakes/brownies/truffles/blondies to share I’d probably be completely deserted already.  But I’m pretty sure that the sweets I make can only get me so far and I better start looking at the positive or keeping my mouth shut.


So to make up for driving everyone I know crazy lately, here are some good things you should know:

  • Last night I got a gorgeous cookbook in the mail from this talented lady.  Everything looks good but her recipe for crab cakes is definitely calling my name
  • In addition to that delivery, my doorwoman (is that a term?) presented me with a big box of an upcoming product from here
  • After testing what feels like a million brownie recipes, my husband finally approved of the latest version and in fact said they were “ridiculous”
  • Friday night I have a date with this lady who I haven’t seen in over a month, thank g-d because I don’t think I could have lasted much longer
  • I finally get to meet the sweet veggie dreamgirl today!
  • Sometime soon you will find my recipes on a very.big.website.
  • And lastly, I got something over email that I can NOT wait to share and to be honest, all of this sketchy secret keeping is driving me nuts… I promise to share my news and plans soon!


Oh, and did I mention truffles?  If you haven’t heard about this speculoos/cookie butter/biscoff spread phenomenon you are five pounds thinner than me missing out.  These truffles may actually melt in your hands a little bit, but sometimes a messy dessert is worth it.


Spiced Cookie Butter Truffles

Yield: Makes ~30 truffles


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Speculoos Cookie Butter or Biscoff Spread
  • 2/3 cup finely ground gingersnap crumbs (~11 cookies)
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate finely chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. Beat butter and cookie butter with an electric mixer on high speed until light and creamy
  2. Add cookie crumbs and combine on high speed until thoroughly mixed
  3. Refrigerate mixture for at least two hours
  4. Scoop mixture by the teaspoon and roll each scoop into the ball; keep dough in refrigerator while scooping individual truffles
  5. Once all balls are rolled, place them back in refrigerator or freezer
  6. Melt chocolate; place chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and place in microwave for thirty second increments stirring in-between until chocolate is melted and smooth
  7. Drizzle melted chocolate over chilled balls and freeze until ready to serve



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59 Responses to “Spiced Cookie Butter Truffles”

  1. Erin January 24, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Mmm these look so yummy! I’ve never seen that other cookie spread, but I definitely know where to get Biscoff (after much searching)

    • KeepItSweet January 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

      I actually never see Biscoff around here but thankfully I have Trader Joe’s!

      • Erin January 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

        Ugh rub it in… :-P

  2. Kathryn January 24, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Hurrah for all the exciting things, especially when everything else is a bit rubbish. I hope these delicious looking truffles are helping a bit x

    • KeepItSweet January 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

      I love that you described everything else as “rubbish” :-) You made my day!

  3. Julie @ Table for Two January 24, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    awww no one’s getting sick of you :) in fact, i hope everything works out for you and that you’re able to get through this soon!! these look delicious! I love that they’re spiced with gingerbread! i must try this cookie butter everyone is talking about. i was late on the train for biscoff and now i’m late for this! haha

    • KeepItSweet January 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      You are the best, Julie!

  4. thelittleloaf January 24, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    What’s putting a smile on my face today? These! They look awesome, yum :-)

  5. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray January 24, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Okay, I really need to track down some of this cookie butter. I went to the Trader Joe’s in Chelsea last week and they didn’t have any! Totally conspiring against my making these beauties. :)

    Can’t wait to hear your news!!

  6. Priscilla M January 24, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    I feel like I wanted to reach in to your picture and grab some of your oh-so-inviting truffles (and I have not even had breakfast yet).

    • KeepItSweet January 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      These are very breakfast-friendly;-)

  7. Kim - Liv Life January 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Sounds like you have some big things in the works!! I’m excited for you!!! I’m new to that Speculoos spread, but with the TJ’s brand on it I will have to see what I can find as they are on my rounds later today.
    I have a feeling that I really should not make these Truffles as I’m afraid if they are here I will not be able to stop myself from eating the. But I’m going to buy the cookie butter… just in case!!

    • KeepItSweet January 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      Thanks so much, Kim! The spread is really delicious on its own, too:-)

  8. Kiri W. January 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Oh how I love spekuloos :) I grew up with it in Germany, and I haven’t seen it here. Where did you find it? The truffles look fantastic, I’d devour each and every one!

  9. Choc Chip Uru January 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    These should be made illegal – such wonderfully small delicious treats means I would eat the whole batch! Wonderful recipe :D

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Elvis Oreo Black Bottom Cupcakes

  10. Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy January 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    I don’t have a TJ’s nearby, so I had to settle for the Biscoff spread. Is settle the right word? I don’t know because I’m too busy licking the inside of the jar to think about it any further.
    And I feel you on the stress/anxiety stuff, and all I can say is hang it there, there’s always a window that opens…or is it a door? Again, Biscoff brain.

    • KeepItSweet January 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm #


  11. Colleen Bierstine January 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    Oh my, these look drool-worthy. So much deliciousness in one little truffle! Another winner, Lauren.

  12. Sandra January 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    At least we have this delicious truffle to satisfy us while we’re on the edge of our seats waiting for the big reveal!

  13. The Taster January 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    They taste even better than they look, trust me! Also, I can assure everybody, that there are some very exciting things going on!!

  14. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Oh yum! I need to find some of the cookie butter. These look truely decadent.

  15. Cassie January 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    I have just a bit of cookie butter yet. Bet you can’t guess what I’m going to do with it! Incredible idea, Lauren! Definitely not sick of you, lovely!

  16. Tracey January 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Ooooh, I have some biscoff spread in my pantry I could use to make these! They sound awesome! Congrats on the good news, look forward to hearing it :)

    • KeepItSweet January 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

      Thanks, Tracey!

  17. Simply Life January 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    1. these look amazing. I want to eat all of them right now.
    2. I can’t wait to hear about what website I’ll see you on
    3. Can you deliver these?

    • KeepItSweet January 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      Come on over and I have plenty truffles stocked in my freezer:-)

  18. Monica @ The Yummy Life January 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    I’ve never heard of this cookie spread. Now I’ll be on the lookout. Can’t wait to hear your big news!!!

  19. Happy When Not Hungry January 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Wow these look mouth watering!!! I def need to grab some Speculoos at Trader Joe’s!

  20. Krissy @ Krissy's Creations January 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    Now that’s a lot of great news! I wish I could join along in that date night :(. And those cookies look insane! Yummmm

    • KeepItSweet January 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      I wish you could join, too!

  21. joanne January 25, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Umm I could never be sick of you and we can complain about weight or whatever you want until the cows come home…or until we finish our delicious restaurant week meal on Friday! Because just seeing you will make me happier than I’ve been…in a month. For real.

    Ummm how do I know NOTHING about all of this exciting news!?!?!? I feel Lauren-deprived.

    Also…hello beautiful truffles. Pinned.

    • KeepItSweet January 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      You know a lot of it but I’ll fill you in on some items tomorrow:-)

  22. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau January 25, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Cookies combined with sugar and fat then combined with more cookies and covered in chocolate? YES, PLEASE!

    • KeepItSweet January 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Well when you put it that way they do really sound good:-)

  23. Emily (Edible Psychology) January 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Your post filled with good news and lovely pictures is what’s making me smile today!

    Thanks for brightening my Wednesday!

    • KeepItSweet January 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Thanks, Emily! I always look forward to your comments.

  24. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods January 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Ooooh, these look good!

  25. Audra@The-Baker-Chick January 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Oh Lauren I hear ya on everything. This time of year seems to be full of overwhelming things for all. Especially in a city where everyone is obviously already very sick of this horrid weather!

    Also- those truffles look amazing. I can’t believe I’ve never tried that cookie spread. I’m sure I’d be addicted.

    Can’t wait for “dessert date night” :)

    • KeepItSweet January 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      I am so excited, I can’t wait either!

  26. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite January 26, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    These look A-mazing and clearly we are on the same page this week :)

    Can’t wait to hear about your big news! So excited for you!

  27. Chrissy January 26, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Yea this is amazing. I have starred at that jar of Cookie Butter at TJ’s several times, telling myself I wouldn’t buy it, because let’s be honest…. how would I not eat the whole jar in one sitting?! Wait, how did YOU actually get this ingredient into a recipe? Such self control.

    Anyways, I love these and will need to make them soon. Maybe I’ll just buy two jars of Cookie Butter so that if I do, indeed, eat one, I still have another one for these tasty little truffle treats!

    I am just so glad that TJ’s made a chocolate bar filled with cookie butter so I can regulate my cookie butter intake.


    • KeepItSweet January 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

      I basically hid the jar from myself until I had something to do with it, otherwise there would have been a lot of trouble! I actually was afraid of buying the chocolate bar because I know I will be instantly addicted.

      • Chrissy January 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

        Well, I am telling you know that you have to buy the chocolate bar. Just break off a square and hide the rest until you remember how good that first one was. ;)

  28. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I made cookies almost exactly like this before the holidays and I’m so sad to be out of cookie butter spread now!

    Yours look great!

    • KeepItSweet January 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

      Yum, I like how yours have more of a firm cookie texture! Good thing I still have some cookie butter left:-)

  29. marla January 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Such a fun treat! Love that they are “spiced”

  30. Beth Michelle January 27, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    Wow these look way too good!! I dont think I could stop at one or two or three……

  31. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 27, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    Wow do those look insanely good!!

  32. honeywhatscooking January 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    You won’t believe this, I went to Trader Joe’s the other day to get this Cookie Butter, and they were all out of it. SO annoying. That was the only reason I went too, but I ended up leaving with other goodies, but it just isn’t the same without cookie butter. These look phenomenal. :-)

    • KeepItSweet January 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

      Oh no, I hope your store re-stocks soon!

  33. honeywhatscooking January 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    You won’t believe this, I went to Trader Joe’s the other day to get this Cookie Butter, and they were all out of it. SO annoying. That was the only reason I went too, but I ended up leaving with other goodies, but it just isn’t the same without cookie butter. These look phenomenal. :-) I would never get sick of you.

  34. Emily @ Life on Food January 28, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    We all have times when work is super stressful. I can certainly relate to that right now. Sounds like you have some balance with all the exciting news coming up. I always find a little time with friends helps too. I think you already know the other secret with this recipe. They look marvelous!

  35. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons January 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    ahh these look phenom! and from a past art students POV…. so so so freaking interesting! Almost fabulously deconstructed =)

  36. tia January 29, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    wow. they sound and look really great!

  37. Nancy(Spicie Foodie) January 29, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Wow what a great idea for truffles. I seriously need to track down some of that Speculoos Cookie Butter. Thanks for sharing the recipe and all your good news. Happy Sunday!

  38. Ally February 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Soo envious! I love speculoos anything – but I live no where near a Trader Joes!


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