Rich, Sweet, creamy, delicious with a hint of spice. This Cookie butter recipe is insanely easy to make.
Watch out nutella.. there’s a new kid on the block! While Nutella may be chocolate heaven, cookie butter is even better, there’s nothing like it out there. With Trader Joe’s rolling it out in all their stores, cookie butter has become very popular over the past few years.
If you’ve never tasted cookie butter before, I’m warning you to step away now! this creamy butter is super addictive, even more addictive than Nutella. Once you are hooked, you can never stop. The secret to this cookie butter is basically a load of creamed cookies! Think of it as a big handful of cookie crumbs, but creamier.
How do you eat cookie butter you ask? well, there’s no “right” way of eating it. You can use it as a dip for veggies, bake it, eat it as a sandwich, or my favorite way of eating it, spoon it right out of the jar!
After making the cookie butter today I decided to try something a bit daring, I ate the cookie butter on the gingersnap cookies that I used to make the cookie butter. So I’m going to call them Gingersnap cookies with cookie butter frosting! One word.. Delicious!!
Cookie Butter was not always available here in the U.S. It was invented by Els Scheppers, a contestant on a Belgian television show called The Inventors. Friends would usually have to ask people to send it over from there. They didn’t even know how to make it at home yet. It started appearing on the shelves about 3 years ago. Luckily today we can just make it at home and save the extra cash.
This recipe is insanely easy that my husband can even make it (and he can’t cook anything..)! All it requires is blending all the ingredients in a food processor and within 5 minutes you are left with a jar of delicious cookie butter.
Insanely easy Homemade Cookie Butter
- 30 gingersnap cookies
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar or granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- a pinch of salt
Grind the cookies in a food processor until they are finely processed. Add the sugar, vanilla, milk, coconut oil, cinnamon, and salt, and process for another 2 minutes.
Add a little more or less milk until you have reached the desired consistency.