Looking for a delicious treat that is both easy and pretty? These Biscoff Cookie Butter Bars are the answer. Soft, chewy, oatmeal bars topped with a swirl of white chocolate, cookie butter and Biscoff cookies are perfect for any occasion.
One of my all time favorite bars to make are these baked peanut butter bars. There is just something about those simple oatmeal bars with a creamy peanut butter glaze on top.
We had a jar of Biscoff in the pantry, so I decided to change up that recipe and give it a spicy gingerbread flavor and a pretty swirled topping.
Why Make These Bars
These cookie butter bars are soft and chewy, and have a pretty white chocolate swirl on top. The combination of flavors is amazing.
The best part about these bars? They only require one bowl and can be made and baked in about 30 minutes from start to finish.
This simple treat is the perfect recipe to transition from summer to fall. It has a cinnamon and gingerbread flavor that everyone seems to want and crave as fall gets near.
White chocolate and extra cookie butter transforms these easy oatmeal bars into a gorgeous dessert that will impress your family and friends all year long.
These oatmeal cookie bars are soft, chewy, and full of flavor. The easy recipe only requires a few ingredients to make them look so pretty.
- Butter - Gives the bars a rich buttery flavor. We like to use unsalted and adjust the recipe to our taste.
- Sugar - Granulated sugar and brown sugar sweeten the batter.
- Cookie Butter - The creamy spread gives these bars a sweet cinnamon, spice, and everything nice flavor. We like the flavor and texture of the Biscoff brand. Trader Joe's also has one that is good.
- Egg - Binds the ingredients together.
- Oats and Flour - Provides structure and texture to the cookie bars.
- Lotus Cookies - I found the round cream-filled cookie butter cookies at Walmart. If you can't find those, you can also use regular Biscoff cookies.
How to Make Cookie Butter Bars
The delicious spice flavor of these Biscoff bars will have you reaching for more. Soft, chewy, and ready in no time at all.
Bake the Bars
- Mix together the sugars and softened butter in a large bowl until creamy. Add the egg and cookie butter and mix again.
- Slowly mix in the dry ingredients and oats until everything is combined.
- Spread the batter in a greased 9x13 baking pan and bake for about 22 minutes.
- Remove and place on a wire rack until completely cool.
Decorate the Bars
- Place the white chocolate wafers in microwave safe bowl. Heat at 50% power for 45 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted and creamy.
- Spread the melted chocolate evenly on top of the cooled oatmeal bars.
- Heat the cookie butter in the microwave for a few seconds until slightly melted and pourable.
- Drop all over the top of the white chocolate and swirl gently with a butter knife. Make sure you do not go too far and disturb the bars.
- Split the cream filled Lotus cookies and half and press the cream side down into the chocolate before it sets.
- Once the chocolate has set completely, cut into 24 even bars.
Counter - Keep the bars in an airtight container on the counter for 3-5 days.
Refrigerator - The bars will keep for 5-7 days in the fridge, if kept in a tightly sealed container.
Freezer - Wrap the entire block of bars tightly in 2 layers of plastic wrap, then in foil. Place the bars in a freezer safe bag or container and freeze for 1-2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure you set your butter out at least 30 minutes before starting the recipe. This allows the butter to soften, so it can be mixed into the sugars easier.
- Line your pan with parchment paper or foil if you want to remove the cookie bars from the pan easier.
- Do not over bake the bars. They may look undone at the 22 minute mark, but please remove them. They set up more as they cool.
- To make nice clean cuts, run a sharp knife under hot water and dry off in between each cut.
What is cookie butter?
Cookie butter is a creamy spread with a texture that is like peanut butter or Nutella. It is made from ground spice cookies, so the spread is buttery and tastes like gingerbread. It has a unique and amazing flavor!
This rich and delicious spread is a great alternative to chocolate or nut butters. You can usually find it in the same aisle as nut butters and jams.
Is cookie butter the same as Biscoff spread?
These two spreads are very similar, but they do have subtle differences. Cookie butter can be found at Trader Joe's or Aldi and tends to be sweeter. Biscoff is found at Walmart, Target, and most grocery stores and has a richer taste and is smoother.
Can I used quick oats in these bars?
Yes, quick oats can be used in place of the rolled oats in this recipe if that's what you have.
Rolled oats just give the bars a chewier texture. They are usually better for baking too because they hold their shape.
More Cookie Butter Recipes
- Apple Biscoff Muffins
- Peach Empanadas (with cookie butter)
- Biscoff S'mores Cookies
- Cookie Butter Eggs
- Apple Biscoff Crumble Pizza
- Biscoff Cheesecake
- Biscoff Baked Oats
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