Coffee Speculoos Cookie Bar (Day 11 of Cookiemas)

♪ On the eleventh day of Cookiemas, I made for you to eat:

coffee speculoos, furikake mac nut, 9 vanillekipferl, 8 ate‘s cookies7 madeleines6 almond cookies,

Shrimp paste PB!

4 Alfajorescalamansi crinklesube coconuts

and a choc chip walnut cookie ♪

Yet another of my infamous cookies from back when I sold them.

This cookie recipe includes the extremely popular speculoos flavors that have become wildly popular in my area of the world.

Usually I would make these in a classic cookie form but this time I decided to make them into bars and add a special topping.

I crushed some speculoos cookies (popular brand would be Biscoff) and mixed it into the speculoos butter to give it a sweet crunch.

Be careful! These cookies are very decadent and pair well with a strong bitter coffee.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups (270g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup (133g) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • speculoos butter to spread on top
  • speculoos cookies for garnish

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, melt butter. add vanilla extract and instant coffee. Mix until evenly combined but not too much as to aerate the butter.

2. Next add these content to a large bowl. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix. Add the eggs and beat until well mixed.

3. Finally add the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, corn starch, and salt. Mix well until a cookie dough is formed.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper and place the dough. Spread it out with a spatula.

5. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick does not lift any dough.

6. Remove and let cool. In a small bowl mix speculoos butter with crushed speculoos cookies. Spread this on top the cookie bars. Slice and serve!

Recipe

Coffee Speculoos Cookie Bar

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ¼ cups (270g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
  • cup (133g) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • speculoos butter to spread on top
  • speculoos cookies for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, melt butter. add vanilla extract and instant coffee. Mix until evenly combined but not too much as to aerate the butter.
  • Next add these content to a large bowl. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix. Add the eggs and beat until well mixed.
  • Finally add the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, corn starch, and salt. Mix well until a cookie dough is formed.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper and place the dough. Spread it out with a spatula.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick does not lift any dough.
  • Remove and let cool. In a small bowl mix speculoos butter with crushed speculoos cookies. Spread this on top the cookie bars. Slice and serve!