Frugal Foodie Mama: Biscoff Gingersnap Brownies {& A Cookbook Giveaway!}

Friday, December 12, 2014

Biscoff Gingersnap Brownies {& A Cookbook Giveaway!}

Chocolaty, fudgy brownies get a chewy gingersnap crust and are then topped off with a creamy Biscoff buttercream in these Biscoff Gingersnap Brownies...
Biscoff Gingersnap Brownies- fudgy brownies with a chewy gingersnap crust are frosted with a creamy Biscoff buttercream
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I think by now you all are well aware of my obsession with and love for Biscoff spread, aka cookie butter.  It started with that very first spoonful. And trust me.... that is all it takes to begin the addiction, folks. ;)

So, you all can probably guess at how thrilled I was to discover that there is a cookbook out there filled with just recipes that use Biscoff spread and cookies!  As soon as I made this discovery, I ordered my copy from Amazon- The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook from Katrina Bahl of Katrina's Kitchen.  It was also pretty nice to know that there happens to be another food blogger out there who shares my affinity for all things cookie butter. 

I had been kicking around an idea for a gingersnap crusted brownie for a couple of weeks now. I just love the combination of rich chocolate with spicy ginger.  But it needed something just a little more... As I was flipping through my copy of The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook, I came to the recipe for Biscoff Buttercream and I knew that I found the missing component for my brownie recipe idea.  The creamy buttercream with it's spiced buttery cookie flavor turned out to be just the icing on the cake (ahem... brownies) I was looking for for this new sweet treat recipe... 

Biscoff Gingersnap Brownies- fudgy brownies with a chewy gingersnap crust are frosted with a creamy Biscoff buttercream
Biscoff Gingersnap Brownies

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes, total
Ingredients (9-12 brownies)
  • 1 1/2 cups of gingersnap crumbs
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (20 oz) box of your favorite brownie mix (could also use a homemade brownie recipe)
For the frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/8 cup of Biscoff spread (cookie butter)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the gingersnap crumbs and melted butter. Press the crumbs/butter mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan.
Bake for 6-8 minutes. Let cool for at least 5 minutes.

Prepare your brownie batter according to the box directions or your favorite recipe. Spread the batter evenly over the baked gingersnap crust. Bake according to the box or recipe directions.
Allow to cool completely before frosting.

To prepare the frosting, cream together the butter and Biscoff until light and creamy- about 4 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar. Add in the milk until your frosting reaches your desired consistency.

Frost the cooled brownies evenly with the Biscoff buttercream.
Cut into 9-12 squares and enjoy!
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Biscoff Gingersnap Brownies recipe + a The Biscoff Cookie and Spread Cookbook Giveaway!

You all, I just loved these brownies! The crispy and chewy gingersnap crust, the rich chocolaty brownies (I used my favorite Godiva one), and the creamy, sweet Biscoff buttercream? Basically to die for, folks. ;)
Biscoff Gingersnap Brownies- fudgy brownies with a chewy gingersnap crust are frosted with a creamy Biscoff buttercream
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Are you already a die hard fan of Biscoff and cookie butter?
Or do you happen to be a newbie who hasn't experience that first spoonful of cookie buttery goodness yet?

Either way, you all will love today's giveaway! :) 
I am joining Juggling Act Mama in her 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway series, and I will be giving away a copy of The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook to one of you all! 
*This giveaway is open to U.S resident only.  All entries for the winner will be checked and verified, so please make sure you are doing what you are claiming in the Rafflecopter or all your entries will be voided.  No funny business, folks. ;)By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. One winner will be selected. The winner will be notified via the email they provide, and will have 48 hours to reply to the email.  If the winner does not reply back within the 48 hours, they forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. Carrie of Frugal Foodie Mama is responsible for the delivery of this prize.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck, all! 

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