Last week was kinda rough. P-Honey was in a car accident. Not serious. No one was injured. But it just throws your week off balance. He also was working some INSANE kinda hours. We needed some comfort food.
This is comfort food gone wild. Plain chocolate chip cookies get a nutella and speculoo cookie butter stuffing and a very tiny hint of salt.
Salty and sweet is something that baffled me before I tried it. I think it was the late 90s. It may have been kettle corn that did it for me. Obviously it wasn’t a real A-HA moment for me.
Once I did try that magical awesome-sauce that putting a bit of salt on a sweet thing does, I was in love! I mostly make chocolate chip cookies the standard way, without salt, so that when I do use it, it’s unique and special.
I decided to fill these with a combination of nutella and speculoo cookie butter. Speculoo cookie butter is a wonderful spread in a jar from Trader Joe’s. Its hints of cinnamon and spice are powerful without being overwhelming. To me, they kind of taste like a blend of Snickerdoodles and Gingersnaps. It’s great by itself but I wanted to try them in a new way. This was spot on! Salted Speculoo Chocolate Chip Cookies (say that ten times fast!) are really dense. One is all you need. Bring the rest as a treat for friends and family!
Oh! I almost forgot! I browned the butter for these and they really enhanced the warm flavors. They would be just as good with plain butter, though. Your call.
Filling the cookies gets really sticky so make sure to chill them for at least two hours. Chill whatever butter you’re using as a filling since it also gets very messy. If you’re like me, you’ll use that wait time to frantically clean the kitchen to perfection.
These would be really good with almost any kind of filling, I imagine. Get creative with what you have on hand. Peanut butter, caramels, marshmallows.