At long last, it’s back.
I almost tore into the Cookie Butter spread on my long (1 mile) car ride home, but figured I’ve waited this long, what’s another 5 minutes.
As soon as I got home, I found a spoon.
Then I got busy baking and although I didn’t actually bake with cookie butter, it’s on my baking radar screen of to-be-baked-with ingredients.
Instead, I invited my chocolate friends, white and dark, to the baking party.
In between doing baking dishes and folding laundry, there were quite a few BLT’s (bites, licks, tastes) of cookie butter. Oh how I have missed it.
It went out of stock right after Christmas and although I heard that some other San Diego area Trader Joe’s apparently got it back in stock about a month ago, it finally made it’s way to my store. Bonus for not having to drive around on a cookie butter scavenger hunt but I was getting close.
If you have extra cookie butter, Biscoff spread, or even peanut or almond butter that’s just burning a hole in your cupboard, I’d recommend:
“Egg”-in-a-Nest Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites (No-Bake, Vegan, Gluten Free) – I made these originally with peanut butter, but cookie butter will work in them. No candy-coated almonds? Try jelly beans, a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, M&M’s, or any sort of chocolate “egg” that’s popular around Easter time. It’s about the dough itself more than what gets stuffed into it for me anyway.
No Bake Peanut Butter Biscoff Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan, almost GF, see notes for easy adaptation) – Made with peanut butter + Biscoff cookies.
Try it with cookie butter spread + graham crackers or any number of combinations based on what you have.
Biscoff Marshmallow Chocolate Bars (no-bake)
Cookie Butter Spread Ginger Molasses Cookies (No Bake, Vegan, with GF option)
No-Bake Peanut Butter Biscoff Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan, almost GF with easy adaptation) – Made with peanut butter + Biscoff cookies or make them with Biscoff + Biscoff Cookies
Cookie Butter Funfetti Triple Chip Bars – sweetened condensed milk and cookie butter are so gooey and great – I loved these
Cookie Butter Brown Sugar Streusel Bars – Cookie butter, brown sugar, and streusel topping are three of my favrotie ingredients, all rolled into an easy, fast, dense, chewy and robustly-flavored bar
I’m convinced that the Dutch Speculaaspasta spread that I found in Aruba is the same exact product as Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter. The taste, the texture, even the jars are the same size, the same kind of glass with the same words molded into the glass. I think that spread itself is being privately labeled, worldwide, apparently.
Have you tried Cookie Butter or Biscoff Spread?
If you haven’t tried cookie butter, I’d order some Biscoff if you can’t find any in stores in your area. You’ve gotta try it, at least once. Crushed graham crackers or molasses cookies, with a nice cinnamon-and-spice seasoning, sweetened, and thick like thick peanut butter. You can’t go wrong.
What’s your favorite nut butter or spread?
Peanut Butter, Nutella, Sunflower Seed Butter, and Cookie Butter are some of my favorites.
I am not really a big almond butter fan and never have been because it’s too runny and a little too neutral-tasting for me. I like my nut butters and spreads to be thicker and on the sweeter side. Basically, I love frosting.