What is cookie butter? To put it simply, it's spreadable cookies. If you have a Trader Joe's near you, you have no doubt heard of (and tried) their famous speculoos cookie butter. Or perhaps you prefer Biscoff spread, which is cookie butter made from crushed up Biscoff cookies. It's become quite a sensation. I came up with my own version and now my mind has been open to the endless possibilities of homemade cookie butters.
The only piece of equipment you'll need is a food processor. First, toss in some Nutter Butter cookies, filling and all. I used the round ones instead of the classic peanut-shaped ones because they were on sale.
Pulse and blend until the mixture resembles a very fine sand, and then drizzle in a bit of Canola oil and let the processor run until the mixture becomes creamy and shiny.
I folded in some little bits of pretzels to add some crunch and a little extra saltiness. This stuff is completely dangerous to have in the house, because it's impossible to stay away from it. Spread it on just about anything or eat it with a spoon.
This stuff has a slightly gritty cookie crumb texture to it that reminds me of the cookie butters you can buy in stores. You can play around with using more or less oil to alter the consistency to your liking.
So if you, like the rest of the world, is obsessed with cookie butter, now you can make it right at home. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, but there you have it.Print
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