One of the things I love most about the holiday season is the fact that it’s also the season of giving! We reach deep down into our hearts and we give back in any way we can, so that others might feel joy. Yes. Share the joy. This year I decided to share the joy with my kids’ teachers, as well as the tireless men and women who deliver our mail and packages all year round, including the insanely hectic holiday season. Have you ever had a package delivered at 11pm? Cause UPS delivers until then through Christmas. Insanity, I tell you what. So I kicked up my holiday baking and made an assortment of special gifts in mason jars including Cookie Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and Truffles. Seriously, the delish is on. I also made a bunch of printable lid labels that you can cut out and glue on, so be sure to grab that below!
Shall we talk cookies for a minute? Yes? Yes! YES.
I essentially adapted my signature chocolate chip cookies by stuffing them with Biscoff Cookie Butter. Have you ever tried the stuff? OBSESSED. Now I understand why Pinterest went cookie butter crazy. Cause, cookie butter. Omg. Cookie butter. So yeah, it only makes sense that in the circle of life for cookies, cookie butter should end up back in cookies. And God was pleased. Indeed.
Yes, I am aware that I may, in fact, be speaking gibberish at this point. It’s OK, this is normal for me. Food makes me crazy.
Start by creaming the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, then add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until mixed. Add the vanilla and stir to combine. Follow that with the dry ingredients, and finally add some Ghiradelli chocolate chips. Your basic and amazing chocolate chip cookie is ready to go. But we’re not done yet.
Take about a tablespoon of dough and mold into a little cup with your thumb, then scoop about 1/2 tsp of cookie butter into the bowl and fold the dough over it, smoothing it out into a ball. Now you are ready to bake these bad boys.
I took about 5-6 cookies and filled some short mason jars with them. I like options. Some people get cookies, some get truffles. I let them choose. So make lots of cookies to use in jars and to turn into truffles. Woo!
Now, to make the truffles, all you want to do is take about 15 cookies, place them in a ziploc bag and smash them into tiny pieces. Smash them, smash them good. Take out the aggression from the day’s annoyances out on those cookies, it will feel sooo good. Once they are smashed up, dump them into a bowl with some cream cheese and an extra helping of cookie butter and mix together with your fingers until it’s all combined and smooth. Mold into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and line a pan with them. Place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes until they are good and cold. Then dip them in melted chocolate and place them on waxed paper or a cooling rack until they harden!
Little balls of amazing, I’ll tell you what. Once they are nice and hard, go ahead and load up some mason jars with them. Pop pop pop. Pop one in your mouth in the process. These babies are so good, people will come begging for more. So make a lot, and give generously. ‘Tis the season, after all! Cookie Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and Truffles FTW!
I made a variety of mason jar topper labels for you to choose from, that way you have fresh jars for everyone you want to give a jar to! Click the link below the image to download your copy!
Before we get to the recipes, let’s talk about sharing the joy for a moment. World Market loves the spirit of the holidays and they want to spread some happiness around with their very own Share The Joy Sweepstakes! Every day Cost Plus World Market is giving away over $1000 in prizes on their Facebook page, as well as via Instagram with the Share The Joy Challenge! Enter daily via their Facebook page for a chance to a $500 World Market Gift Card for you and another $500 donation to the charity of your choice, or post a photo to Instagram talking about how you are sharing the joy, using the hashtags #ShareTheJoy_WM and #WorldMarketSweepsEntry for a chance to win $50 daily! The sweepstakes ends on the 21st though, so you best hurry!
Remember to Share The Joy during your holiday entertaining this year, it’s so worth it!
Get baking my friends and share these Cookie Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and Truffles with everyone and anyone!