Cookie Butter





Introduction: Cookie Butter

About: Loving mom of two beautiful boys, obsessive compulsive confetti user & passionate foodie!

I first discovered cookie butter last year at my local grocer Trader Joe's. Being a cookie lover, I was more than excited to grab a jar and get home as quickly as I could to try it. To my disappointment, it tasted like eating a gingerbread cookie. Not that I don't love gingerbread cookies! It just wasn't what I expected a "Cookie Butter" to taste like. The first cookie butter originated in Belgium and is made with the traditional & popular "Speculoos" aka Speculaas cookie. It's ingredients include cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, pepper, etc. Hence, the gingerbread flavor. 

Anywhoo, I wanted to create a "Cookie Butter" that didn't taste like " Cookie Butter".  Does that make sense? So, I created this! The most delicious, rich and creamy homemade awesome goodness, that doesn't taste like a gingerbread cookie.  Eat it with a spoon, put in on ice cream, eat it with fruit. There's no wrong way to eat cookie butter! Be creative!  

Cookie Butter has somewhat of a cult following and  at some point there was a shortage. Imagine that! A "cookie butter" shortage. Well, now you can make your own! Mix and match different nuts and chocolate chips to make different flavors. I opted to leave out the white chocolate chips I was going to originally add. Next time I might add a pinch of salt. 

Package these in small containers with a little spoon and give them out as Valentine Treats! 

Recipe inspired by AveryCooks

Cookie Butter

2  (11.5) oz bags Butter Crunch Cashews- candied almonds would work just as well

1 box of Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies - use 1 pkg form the box. About 15 cookies. 

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/8 tsp salt

Special Equipment

Food Processor

Soft spoon Spatula

Jar's or Containers

Make the Cookie Butter

In the bowl of a food processor, add the butter crunch cashews. Occasionally stop to scrape down the sides. Continue to blend until the mixture forms a big dough ball. This will take a while, so be patient. Keep blending for about 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is soft and creamy. Next, add the cookies. Blend until all the cookies are well combined. Last, add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Give the butter one last pulse.

Vilola! Cookie Butter!

Store your Cookie Butter in an airtight Jar or container. I would recommend refrigeration, although it may firm up a bit. You can let it sit out at room temp for 30 minutes to allow the consistency to soften up a bit if you wish! 

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    I did not have any candied nuts so I used pecans and Oreo cookies. Delicious.



    Why is white chocolate in the picture but not the instructions?

    This looks delicious! Do you suppose that I could do this and substitute the Lorna Doones for Oreo's (just the cookie part)? Now, that is something I could eat straight out of a jar.

    lol funny and delicious

    i live in holland and my kids eat a jar of speculoos in just a few days

    my brother and I eat a kind of color butter that I cant remember the name of. I know it starts with a b. I was wondering if it is the same kind you are talking about.

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    I'm pretty sure it's not this one. I'm not sure what you mean by " color butter"? Butterscotch?

    I love this! Combining two delicious things into one delectable thing is so cool!

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    Sound me great.Want to make it!

    Whoops! I just read the little thing about ice cream and creativity!

    You could try a mixer. I would definitely recommend grinding the cookies and nuts before adding them to the mixer. You could also try using a blender. If you use any of these methods, please let me know how it turns out.


    Could you make this with a mixer does it have to be a food processor?

    Awesome! I've always kind of wondered what cookie butter would be like! Your recipe for it sounds pretty awesome, but now I wanna make a chocolate version :)

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    A chocolate version would be awesome! This version was inspired by dislike for the one at TJ's! It's addciting!