Chocolate Chunk Cookie Butter Cookies

Lisa Foote


I have developed an allergy to peanuts late in life. So unfair! Peanut butter was a staple in my life, I miss it so. So I am on a quest to find recipes that use alternatives to peanut butter so I can still enjoy some of my favorite things, without the side effects. I recently discovered Trader Joe's Cookie Butter. I bought all 3 varieties to try as a substitute for peanut butter. You can use any of them in this recipe, if you use the creamy or crunchy, the cookie dough will look more like a traditional chocolate chip cookie. Take the time to brown the butter in these! Worth it!

★★★★★ 2 votes
36-40 cookies
20 Min
15 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Yum, these chocolate chip cookies are sooo good. I am in LOVE with cookie butter. The browned butter is a nice touch and adds tons of flavor. The cookie's rich and buttery with big chunks of chocolate... a heavenly cookie.


1 stick
butter, unsalted, browned
1/2 c
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
cookie butter, any variety (can use peanut butter also)
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1 c
1 c
chocolate chunks (chips will work fine too)

How to Make Chocolate Chunk Cookie Butter Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie pans with parchment or grease them.
  • 2To brown the butter: In saucepan, melt 1 stick of butter on medium heat, until brown bits form on the bottom of the pan. Watch it closely. Remove from heat immediately when bits appear and butter is a light golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes before using the recipe.
  • 3In a large bowl, combine sugar and cooled butter. Mix well until fluffy, add in egg and vanilla. Combine well until fluffy. Add in cookie butter, stir well.
  • 4In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, except for chocolate chunks.
  • 5Add slowly to wet ingredients until combined.
  • 6Add in chocolate chunks and stir.
  • 7Spoon onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • 8Bake in 350 degree F oven for 13-16 minutes. Oven times may vary.
  • 9Let cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes and carefully move to wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container on counter.

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About Chocolate Chunk Cookie Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American