White Chocolate Cookie Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies

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My favorite phrase of the year: oldies but goldies!

As the de facto ancient dinosaur/matriarch of every one of my friend circles–I’m officially like a 22nd grader or something this year–I now love this phrase because it makes me feel…classic. And let’s be honest here: some things really do get better with age. Wine, cheese, dad jokes…my students’ end-of-year evaluations, which from now on I will only read while I am double-fisting these gorgeous White Chocolate Cookie Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies, because these retro treats make everything better.

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Why retro? For one thing, these rich morsels are no-bake and take only 5 minutes to make, which is for some reason something that I imagine saying when I’m wearing a 50’s sweetheart red-and-white-polka-dotted apron and heels in my kitchen. For another, I was browsing the cookie aisle at Ralph’s last week when I stumbled upon an entire shelf of these classic gems:


KEEBLER!!! To my five-year old self: you’re so welcome.

Growing up, Keebler was the eye candy of the TV commercial world. The food porn before food porn was a thing. The sacred key to unlocking my refined preschooler palate.

There are, however, definite perks to revisiting these cookies as an adult. The biggest perk is, without a doubt, that you get to enjoy all of the stuff that you loved as a kid, except now you can eat it at any time of day for any meal you want and your parents won’t pounce on you in the kitchen to tell you that you’re going to spoil your dinner, and nobody else is allowed to judge you because you’re an adult, dammit, or do I need to bust out my snazzy driver’s license and show you that I am a real bona fide grownup?

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Because clearly, I am capable of doing grownup things–like making these White Chocolate Cookie Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies with (you guessed it!) Keebler Sandies® Pecan Shortbread on the bottom, topped with a generous mound of cookie butter, and all dipped into a bath of rich melted white chocolate.

And then I’m capable of going to The Little Mermaid Live in concert at the Hollywood Bowl and listening to Sara Bareilles, Rebel Wilson, Darren Criss, John Stamos, Tituss Burgess, Jodi Benson, AND composer Alan Menkin perform on stage. And I am fully capable of squealing my head off a la fangirl while taking gigantic bites of these AMAZING cookies (no seriously, we devoured the whole batch) in between muffled, crumb-filled shrieks. And let me just say that it was all SO. PERFECT.

Oldies but goldies! That’s the only way to do this whole adult-y thing.

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What’s your favorite Keebler cookie? Don’t forget to enter the Keebler Cookies at Kroger: Summer 2016 Sweepstakes!


White Chocolate Cookie Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies

These 5-minute no-bake cookies are INSANELY delicious and simple to make! Start with a pecan shortbread base, load it with a generous spoonful of cookie butter, then coat the entire thing in melted white chocolate!


  • 10 Sandies® Pecan Shortbread Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups cookie butter
  • 2 cups white chocolate


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Lay out cookies.
  2. Spoon a generous heap of cookie butter (about 2 tablespoons) onto each cookie. Smooth out the cookie butter so that it forms a mound.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat white chocolate at 30-second intervals, stirring in between each, until chocolate is fully melted.
  4. Dip each mounded cookie carefully into the white chocolate until all of the cookie butter is fully coated. (You may need to use a spoon to ensure that the cookie butter does not fall into the melted chocolate while you are dipping.) Transfer dipped cookies onto lined baking sheet.
  5. Allow cookies to set for at least 30 minutes before enjoying!




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26 Responses to White Chocolate Cookie Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies

  1. Yup, I certainly resemble an oldie but goodie. Always like that phrase, too. Like this recipe as well — anything with shortbread gets my attention. Good stuff — thanks.

  2. Liz

    Oh, my. Could you roll in any more deliciousness into one cookie??? Nope, I think you’re covered! I love pecan sandies and the toppings just make them even more enticing!!! Fabulous creation, Ala!!

  3. June

    what is ‘cookie butter’???

  4. Virginia Collins

    Keebler is the best and is available all year unlike girl scout cookies

  5. Alex

    What in the world is “cookie butter”? I have never heard of it or seen such a thing in my grocery. Is there a recipe missing?

  6. Connie Jenkins

    OK, I must have missed a big step in baking. What the heck is cookie butter?
    These look delicious, and I even already have a package of Pecan Sandies on hand.

  7. Timmy-Hutch-Fan

    What’s cookie butter? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that.

  8. Wendy

    I love creating new and fun things…but I don’t know that I would have thought to make your yummy AND cute lil cute combo…I love it!!! And that cookie butter stuff is amazing…tried it for the first time a few months ago at my sons house…YUM Thank You for the opportunity to win a Kroger gift card. :o)

  9. Beverly

    Sounds yummy.

  10. Denise Eble

    Going to make these delicious looking cookies for my sons wedding for the end of August of this year. I was
    wondering if they can be frozen? Thanks Denise

    • Hey Denise! That’s a good question–I haven’t tried it, but I probably wouldn’t recommend it with the chocolate and all. If you’re trying to make them in advance, you should be fine having these at room temperature! Hope that helps.

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