12 Weeks Of Christmas | Week 10: Cookie Butter!

20141210_135310So cookie butter is a thing, and Trader Joe’s has some to-die-for Speculoos flavoured cookie butter, and I haven’t had the good fortune of eating it myself.

But I have eaten Speculoos biscuits, and Speculoos-flavoured Haagen-Dazs by the tub, so I can only imagine how delicious Speculoos cookie butter is!

I saw the recipe for cookie butter on Get The Dish with Brandi Milloy on Popsugar, and once I saw it, I knew I had to make it. And hey- how can cookie in a spreadable, spoonable form be bad? Sure, it’s not healthy by a long shot- butter, sugar, milk and cookies- but this is an indulgence. Creamy, tasty, grainy, caramel-y goodness on a spoon.

This tastes good on crackers, toast and straight out of the jar; I topped some vanilla ice cream with it and even added it to a smoothie. I think it makes a fun edible gift to give your foodie friends for Christmas, and if you are handy with mason jars, twine and a sharpie, you could make the jar look quite pretty. (I, unfortunately, am not very crafty, which is why my son has no toilet-paper -tube binoculars or owls.)

Another bonus: it’s no-bake and comes together in minutes!

COOKIE BUTTER (Adapted from Foodie Fiasco and Popsugar.)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup cookie crumbs of your choice (I used graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chip cookie crumbs, both of which I crushed by hand.)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • A pinch of fleur de del or Maldon sea salt (optional)

METHOD

  • Using a food processor or blender, pulse the almonds till they almost get clumpy/pasty.
  • Add the cookie crumbs and pulse some more.
  • Add the milk, melted butter, brown sugar and salt (if using,) and keep at it until you reach the desired consistency, stopping to scrape down the sides if necessary.
  • Store in a clean dry jar.
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