La Mère Poulard cookies are so much more than a standard butter cookie. They’re flaky, crunchy, and sweet, and have buttery notes that make other cookies pale in comparison. Read ahead for some fun ideas about how to re-purpose these wonderful treats from France!
1. Make a crust
Replace the usual graham cracker crumbs with La Mère Poulard butter cookies to make a delicious cheesecake crust.
2. Top a crumble
Before baking, top a fruit crumble or crisp, such as apple, pear, or rhubarb, with cookie crumbs.
3. Update a strawberry shortcake
Instead of layering strawberries, whipped cream, and cake to make strawberry shortcake, use butter cookies for an updated take on the classic.
4. Make s’mores
No need for a campfire to enjoy these treats! Squeeze a toasted marshmallow between two cookies and a chocolate square.
5. Make an ice cream sandwich
Press a scoop of ice cream between two cookies, freeze until set, and enjoy!
6. Top with sprinkles
Mix and match toppings to make a fun dessert by dipping butter cookies into melted chocolate and sprinkling them with colored sprinkles or chopped nuts.
7. Serve fondue
Dip one half of each cookie into melted chocolate and set onto wax paper to set. Once the chocolate has dried, dip the other half into melted white chocolate, and allow to dry on the wax paper once again.
8. Make a tiramisu
Layer coffee-soaked butter cookies with mascarpone cream and vanilla extract for a French twist on the Italian staple.
9. Create “magic bars”
Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl, mix together, and press into the bottom of baking pan. Bake until lightly browned, then let cool. In another bowl, combine marshmallows, chocolate chips, mini pretzels, shredded coconut, and cinnamon with sweetened condensed milk. Stir well, then spread over the cooled crust. Bake until set, let cool, and cut into bars that are easy to eat on the go!