Biscoff Thumbprint Cookies ~ Savory Simple

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I spent most of the weekend working but I still enjoyed spending time at home with Mr. Savory.

On to more important matters… have you tried cookie butter yet? I swear it’s life changing. Imagine the sweet buttery flavor of shortbread cookies or graham crackers but in a spread that’s the consistency of peanut butter. It’s completely addicting and a joy to use in baked goods.

These Biscoff thumbprint cookies are a fun twist on a classic treat and are guaranteed to be a hit at holiday parties.


Biscoff Thumbprint Cookies
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Serves: 24 cookies
  • 1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed and at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup Biscoff spread (or any cookie butter)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  1. Cream the butter, sugar and salt in a stand-mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides, add the vanilla and then lower the speed and slowly add the flour until the dough is combined.
  2. Roll the dough tightly in plastic wrap and flatten into a disc. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or until the butter firms up. You can also use the freezer to speed up the process.
  3. Roll out the dough to approximately one-half-inch thick. It helps to roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper because when the butter begins to soften the dough can become sticky. Avoid using additional flour because it can dry out the cookies.
  4. Using a two-inch cookie cutter, cut the dough into rounds and place them on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Roll the excess scraps into a ball and repeat the process until you have used all the dough.
  5. To create the thumbprint, I recommend using a round one-half teaspoon measuring spoon and pressing it gently into the dough to create an even circle (you can certainly use your thumb if you prefer). Make a good-sized indentation so there's plenty of room for filling. If the cookie dough gets sticky during this process, simply place the sheet pan in the refrigerator for a bit to firm up the butter.
  6. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake the cookies for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden on top. Allow them to cool to room temperature.
  7. To make the filling, whisk the Biscoff spread and cream together until smooth. Place the filling in a piping bag or a plastic baggie with the corner cut off. Pipe the filling into the cookies.


I’m also excited to share my next holiday giveaway. I’ve been a fan of Wüsthof knives for quite some time so I was delighted when they offered to send me their Classic S11 Micro-Serrated Utility Knife for a giveaway.  This razor-sharp knife is perfect for use with fruits, vegetables, baguettes, sausage or as a bar knife.  I’ve gotten quite a bit of use out of it over the past few months and I just know you’re going to love it!

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  • Jill

    I haven’t tried the cookie butter yet, but I find myself looking at the jars of it when I walk by it in the store. Time to try it out!

  • Susan Haebig

    Yea Wusthof!

  • kristy @ the wicked noodle

    What a great giveaway! And love the cookie recipe, too!

  • Angie@Angie’s Recipes

    A great giveaway! The cookies look delish too.

  • natalie

    these cookies look SO GOOD

  • Nik@ABrownTable

    It’s great to meet another DC food blogger, I am planning to come to the D.C. food blogger happy hour that you are hosting next month! I love thumbprint cookies!

    • Savory Simple

      Oh cool! I look forward to meeting you!

    • Erin @ The Food Doctors

      Um. Food Blogger Happy Hour?? I’m totally jealous.

  • Olivia @ Liv Lives Life

    I’m allergic to most store-bought cookie butter…I need to come up with an allergy-friendly recipe! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  • Keely Marie

    Marking this recipe to try for my first Biscoff experiment. Great giveaway!

  • kitchenriffs

    I really need to get some cookie butter – I’ve heard great things about it, but haven’t used it. Your thumbprint cookies look great! Thanks for this.

  • Libby Bouma

    Perfect timing! I have a cookie exchange to go to next week and was just telling my husband I want to use a recipe that has cookie butter in it because we have two jars right now. Thanks for sharing!

  • Corinne

    I tried King Arthur’s Biscoff scones, and those were a hit! Some good stuff!

  • Lindsey @ Family Food Finds

    OK, I really need to try this cookie butter! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • melissa@the hungry artist

    I love their knifes. My favorite is the Santoku one.

  • little kitchie

    Somehow I have still not tried the cookie butter! I need to soon!

    Great giveaway!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    We all know how much I’d love these thumbprints!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist


  • Rachel

    I love thumbprint cookies!

  • RebeccaSubbiah RD (@chowandchatter)

    nice cookies :-)

  • Micky

    Love your blog and I could really use a new knife!

  • Lisa

    Good knives are so hard to find!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    I could not live without Biscoff spread – these cookies look wonderful!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction

    cookie butter…life changing… yes and yes. I could NOT live without it! It’s dangerous and amazing all in one bite. :)

  • Julie @ Table for Two

    i love that these are biscoff thumbprints and not the typical jelly filled ones! very fun and a nice change!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Cookie butter can do no wrong! I love the cookie buttery spin on these thumbprints.. I could definitely put down a dozen.

  • Malerie C.

    great giveaway

  • jan

    amazing giveaway!

  • Christina @ The Beautiful Balance

    YUM! I love seeing biscoff recipes because I always find myself eating it on a spoon. Haha

  • Christina

    I saw Biscoff spread at CostPlus last month and had to buy a jar…it’s as delicious as the cookies themselves. I love the idea of using it in a cookie! :)

  • Amanda

    Cookie butter!??! That’s something I need to know more about!

  • Anna @ hiddenponies

    Great cookies, and I LOVE that deep purple in the photo!

  • Alice

    the design of that knife is brilliant! I havent seen one quite like that before. Your thumbprint cookies are just adorable! :) I love Biscoff, originally it was only available in France but it has started to really be available worldwide, which is great!

  • Mary Ellen @ Pâte à Chew

    The recipe looks wonderful – I have two jars of biscoff in my pantry but have not baked with it yet. Perhaps this should be my first!

  • Georgiana

    I am going to have to try this recipe as these look delicious and I love your pictures too! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  • Stephanie T.

    I’ve never had these cookies before but they look delicious!

  • Valerie

    I’m afraid to try cookie butter because opening a jar is going to be a gastronomic Pandora’s box. These delicious cookies may push me over the edge though. :D

    • Savory Simple

      It really kind of is. I can’t keep it around.

  • Kate | Food Babbles

    Yum!! I am utterly in love with Biscoff spread so I know that these cookies must truly be incredible. I also adore thumbprint cookies :) They’re so fun because of that little filled middle. Lovely post!

  • karen

    Great, useful giveaway. And lovely cookies!

  • Ashley – Baker by Nature

    I really (really really really!!!) need to try biscoff!!! These cookies look amazing, girl!

  • Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

    I could really use this.. and the cookies!! :)

  • Kate

    I love a good knife! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jackie @ The Beeroness

    Love those knives! My favorite.

  • Lauren | Have Fork, Will Eat

    These looks super tasty.

  • Laura Dembowski

    I am all about the cookie butter. I bet these cookies are amazing!

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Oh, I love thumbprint cookies! And thumbprint cookies with Biscoff? Okay. I suppose… ;) These look fantastic! Can’t wait to break out the last jar I’ve been hoarding.

  • Renata

    Great recipe – those cookies look scrumptious! Thanks so much!

  • Carrian@ohsweetbasil

    Love biscoff on toast, cookies, just about anything!

  • Clara

    Oh yes cookies!

  • monica k

    Hi, just discovered your site via pinterest! I’ve been looking for xmas recipe ideas and you have a lot of great stuff!!! looking forward to following more stuff from you! :)

  • cquek

    omg! these look delicious.

  • amy @ fearless homemaker

    I loooove biscoff so I’m always happy to see recipes that use it. And these look wonderful! I could go for one for breakfast right now. =)

  • Ray S

    These cookies sure do look tasty! Think I’ll make some for Santa to eat come Christmas Eve!

  • Jessie C.

    Love Wusthof knives

  • Patty

    Love these thumbprint cookies;-) I like cookie butter on a cracker or spooned out of the jar so these cookies would be a deluxe way to enjoy it;-) Great give-away!

  • Marcia

    I went through a bit of a Biscoff obsession this summer….Biscoff ice cream was my go-to recipe.
    Of course, you don’t need much more than a spoon to fully appreciate it!

    • Savory Simple

      Biscoff ice cream? AMAZING.

  • Lauren @ Gourmet Veggie Mama

    I have to say, I am not a fan of cookie butter by itself (just tried it for the first time not long ago), but I am excited about baking with it! Will have to give these a shot.

  • carrian

    These are fantastic!

  • April

    This would be really helpful to have, thanks for the giveaway!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Great giveaway, Jen! and LOVE those thumbprints with the Nutella!

  • Aneesa

    What an interesting twist on the traditional thumbprint cookie!

  • LInda

    I’ve certainly indulged in Biscoff but just the other day someone brought me a jar of “Cookie Butter” – I’m curious to see how it compares to Biscoff! Love thumbprint cookies too – thanks for posting and your giveaway is right up my alley. I have a collection of Wusthof knives that my husband has given me every Christmas for the last several years – they’re the best.

  • Dianne Shaw

    I need to try that cookie butter! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Julia {The Roasted Root}

    I keep hearing about cookie butter and while I’m dying to try it, I’ve been refraining because I know I’ll addict myself to it lickety split. Your cookies looks awesome! I love little thumbprint cookies and I bet these would be perfect in holiday cookie baskets!

  • Susan G

    These cookies are beautiful. I’ve been prepping cookies for the last two weekends. Plan is to pack them up nicely and give them as gifts.

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  • Kristen M.

    Thumbprints are a cookie I remember from childhood. I believe our dough had oatmeal mixed in and the center was always a jam filling.

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    You had me at biscoff! :)

  • Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings

    Would love to win a Wusthof giveaway knife!

  • Jenny @ BAKE

    I love cookie spread I just got some! and I love the idea of biscuit spread filled biscuits!

  • Jeannette

    holy moly these look nothing short of amazing!!