Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Have you tried Biscoff Spread?

I have heard Biscoff Spread mentioned many, many times in the last few weeks.  My curiosity got the better of me, so I asked Robin Sue at The Big Red Kitchen as to what "is this stuff?"  Sweet Robin got right back to me and told me it is a spread made in Belgium and asked me if I had ever eaten the thin, brown cookies given out on Delta Airline flights.  Oh yes, I did remember.  I just did not recognize the name.  In fact, if you were ever on a Delta flight with me, I was the one walking down the aisle asking if I could have your cookies!!!

So, on my next grocery visit,  I thought I would just "look" to see if the store carried it.  Oh yes, top shelf, right over the peanut butter and sitting next to the Nutella.  Thought for a few minutes, read the label, and decided it wouldn't hurt (?) to buy it and check it out.  Yes, you guessed it, I was eating it out of the jar by the spoonfuls.  So very delicious.

I started looking for recipes for this.  Robin had a great recipe here, but I wanted something simple where I could use this addictive spread and hurry to get it out of the house.  I found a recipe for cookies, don't remember where, but I made a couple of changes and we had the best smelling cookies baking in the house this morning.  Hurried some to the neighbors for fear of getting hooked again.

Try these cookies...if you dare.  They are delicious!!!

Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons of flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup Biscoff spread
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

I added 1/4 cup chocolate chips.  Raisins probably would have been the right addition, but I do not care for raisins unless they are chocolate covered....I know......

In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Set aside.

In the bowl of the stand mixer, add the butter, Biscoff spread, sugar, brown sugar and beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the dry ingredients, beating only until blended.  Chill the dough for 30 minutes in refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Form the cookie dough into rounded tablespoons and place them 2 inches apart on baking sheet.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden and just firm around the edges.  Cool the cookies, if you can wait.   Makes about 2 1/2 dozen (which is just enough to cause problems)


  1. So now I am going to have to drive to Belgium to do my shopping LOL Diane

  2. If you see me on a Delta flight, don't even ask. I'm not giving up my delicious Biscoff cookie!! Those cookies are available at the World Markets around Chicago but I haven't seen the spread. I'll put it on the grocery list to check out.


  3. Love this! I bet those cookies are great, they sound delicious! I too, was addicted to these cookies on the Delta flights and ordered a big supply straight from Biscoff way back when. Like Bonnie said, they're sold at World Market here and the spread also. Now I have to buy the spread and bake some cookies!

  4. They have the cookies at Publix in Sarasota. Now I suppose I shall have to look for the spread! LOL


  5. Interesting, Carol. I never go down the cookie aisle at Publix. Maybe we have them also. Just another one of those items I try not to have in the house....sigh

  6. Oh yes I dare! I have two jars of this stuff, plus a couple boxes of the cookies. These sound fantastic!

  7. Susan, I'm crazy about Biscoff - I've made a peanut butter pie using Biscoff instead of peanut butter and it was fabulous. I don't dare keep the stuff around the house - it would be gone out of the jar and on my hips before you could shake a stick! :) These cookies sound amazing - I will be trying them for sure!

  8. I never go down the cookie aisle - much too dangerous. Guess now I'll have to take a look. This sounds delicious Susan.

  9. Yikes another thing for me to enjoy and show no restraint for. Someone turned me on to McVitties Hobnobs, and I've yet to forgive them, but
    Susan, maybe I can just eat one spoonful of this biscoff I doubt it. ;-)

  10. Oh no, Tom. Now you have me searching for McVitties Hobnobs and I have no clue what they are but I think I need them. Thanks to you, too!!

  11. I bet these cookies are perfect! I love the little cookies you get on the airlines, but I've always saved mine for my granddaughter. I hope when she's older and sees the Biscoff cookies, she'll say "Everytime we picked up Gramma from the airport, she gave me one of these cookies."

  12. I can tell it is best that I never taste, smell or see these!! ;)