The Barns & Noble Cookie Bake-Off (Cookie Butter Cookies)
I haven’t entered many contests over the past couple of years, but when I saw the billboard at the Barns & Noble Cafe that day, I had to enter.When I created this recipe, I wanted something holiday-ish but kid-friendly too.
Even though I said the cookie “doesn’t have much of a history,” it actually has a little bit more to it.
Inspiration. Many years ago I saw a musical called The Church Basement Ladies 2 (A Second Helping.) This song has been playing in my head for years, and now that song has finally made it’s way to a Barns & Noble Cookbook. 🙂 I love musicals, I loved the memory this woman had of being with her mother in the kitchen, and I love this book now as a memento for me and my own daughters.
“She’d teach me this song as she stood by the stove, it goes cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and clove.”
The book calls it “Gingerbread Cookie Butter” but it has many names. I use this one I find at Hy-Vee.
I hope to see you there!
This recipe was written as Giant cookies because that was for the contest. So just use a cookie scoop or Tablespoon and make them smaller. 😉
Congratulations what an honor! So happy for you. Going to Barnes & Noble over weekend to get a copy. How very exciting & how proud your mom & dad must be! God bless you all.