Y’all know I adore TJ’s (Trader Joe’s), the inspiration behind my Skinny Cookie Butter Rolls. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. They do everything right. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, keep an eye out for their awesome pumpkin treats (I hear there are several new surprises on the way)! Anywho, Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter is Heaven in a jar. And these rolls? Puurrrrrrfect!Can you see all of that gooey-ness? The messier the roll, the better, and these got messy. And you can’t expect less when it comes to Cookie Butter. If you want to buy some, check it out here. So if you’re going to get extremely sloppy making something with crunched up cookies in it (like Skinny Cookie Butter Rolls), you must be a fan of cookies and yumminess. Which is why you need to check this stuff out:
Cookie Monster Clutch I Cookie Phone Case I Cookie Sheets and Cooling Tray I Copper Mixing Bowls I Macaroons I Copper Cookie Jar I Cookie Spatula I Pink Florals I Nature Marble Tray I Gray and Gold-Handled Tray
Favorites? Hello . . . there is an actual cookie monster clutch, so . . . Also, I love florals and that pink arrangement is my new favorite thing that I must have. And finally, my middle name should probably be marble because it’s my favorite thing in the world right now and that marble tray with the gold handles is to die for!
- Dough Ingredients:
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour (600 calories - consider substituting with bread flour for a very chewy texture)
- 1.5 tablespoons powdered skim milk (34 calories)
- 3 tablespoon Truvia (or double with sugar)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 packet active dry yeast (10 calories)
- 2 tablespoons apple sauce (12.5 calories)
- 1 tablespoon egg whites (8 calories)
- Filling Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon melted I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, "Lite" (40 calories - may substitute with another butter of choice)
- 1/2 tablespoon melted Cookie Butter (45 calories)
- 1/4 cup Truvia (may substitute with sugar).
- 1/2 teaspoon molasses (2.5 calories)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (1.5 calories)
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (1 calorie)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- Icing ingredients:
- 4 tablespoons less-sugar powdered sugar (60 calories)
- 1 tablespoon melted cookie butter (90 calories - May use butter or cream cheese to switch it up. 3 tablespoons melted less-fat cream cheese used in photos.)
- Splash of milk of choice, to thin until desired outcome
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for your dough (excluding the yeast, of course).
- In a separate bowl, mix together your applesauce, egg whites, water and yeast. Stir and allow yeast to dissolve.
- Once yeast has dissolved, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, leaving about 1 tablespoon of wet ingredients behind. Kneed by hand until your dough is elastic and does not stick to your hands. Flour your counter if necessary. If the dough is too wet, add an additional tablespoon of flour. If the dough is too dry, add in the remaining tablespoon of your wet ingredients little-by-little. Kneed several times, until dough is incredibly elastic and grains of flour and/or yeast are no longer present.
- Using a rolling pin, flatten your dough into a long rectangle about 1/4 of an inch thick.
- In a third bowl, mix together the ingredients for your filling.
- Spread your filling evenly across the dough.
- Taking the short end of the rectangle (should be about 4 inches long), begin to roll your dough up like a yoga mat or a roll of paper towels.
- Once rolled, cut your dough into 4 pinwheels.
- Place the pinwheels, evenly spaced, in an oven-safe baking dish lined with non-stick foil or parchment paper and wrap it well with plastic, so that no air can get in.
- Allow your dough to rise in a warm place for approximately 1 hour.
- About 30 minutes before dough has concluded the rising process, preheat your oven to 350F.
- Remove the wrapping from your rolls, pop them in the oven and bake for approximately 12 - 20 minutes or until the top of your rolls are golden brown and they are cooked all the way through. This will very much depend on how warm of a place you allow your dough to rise in. Mine is a warming drawer, therefore they do not take long in the oven.
- While your rolls are baking stir the ingredients for your icing in a small bowl by melting cookie butter and adding in sugar. Add a splash of milk if you desire a thinner icing.
- Once rolls have been removed, spread your icing over rolls evenly or pour your icing in a ziplock, cutting a small hole in the corner and piping it through to decorate your rolls beautifully!