Cookie Butter Is Back & Cookie Butter Recipes


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At long last, it’s back.

Speculoos cookie butter jar

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.

Open jar of speculoos cookie butter

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.

White chocolate and dark chocolate chips

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.

Open jar of speculoos cookie butter

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:

Softbatch Cookie Butter Brown Sugar Cookies

Softbatch Cookie Butter Brown Sugar Cookies

โ€œEggโ€-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.

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

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.

Peanut Butter Biscoff Cookie Dough Bites

Biscoff Marshmallow Chocolate Bars (no-bake)

Biscoff Marshmallow Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars

Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars

Cookie Butter Spread Ginger Molasses Cookies (No Bake, Vegan, with GF option)

Cookie Butter Spread Ginger Molasses Cookies

Creamy Cookie Butter White Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Creamy Cookie Butter White Chocolate Banana Smoothie

No-Bake Peanut Butter Biscoff Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan, almost GF with easy adaptation) โ€“ Made with peanut butter + Biscoff cookies or make them with Biscoff + Biscoff Cookies

Peanut Butter Biscoff Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Butter Funfetti Triple Chip Bars – sweetened condensed milk and cookie butter are so gooey and great – I loved these

Cookie Butter Funfetti Triple Chip Bars

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

Cookie Butter Brown Sugar Streusel Bars

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.

Dutch Speculaaspasta spread jar

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.

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  1. I love the sound of your cookie butter, especially the addition of white chocolate. Problem is ,I really dislike peanut butter. Is there a way to adapt your recipe just using white chocolate but no peanut butter?

    1. I’m sure there is a way to adapt it and if you think of the way, be sure to LMK! If you re-read my intro to the post where I discussed pulverizing massive amounts of speculoos cookies and then blending with oil, that’s probably one way. Or use another nut butter like AB or cashew butter. But really, this spread isn’t overly PB-flavored; it doesn’t taste like PB per se.

  2. Yup…I haven’t ever tried the second kind but I heard that TJ actually buys different products at times to relabel as their own. And your also right about another thing…Cookie Butter is the best!!!

    1. They definitely relabel; I’ve read it so many times and also certain products are carbon copies of brand name products, i.e. their pita chips and Amy’s Pita Chips.

  3. I just first heard of this “cookie butter” from your website! When I first saw that it was in stock, the next day I hurdled over to my local Trader Joe’s & purchased a jar. <3

    1. Glad you were able to try it…wish I got a commission for all the jars I’ve helped to sell…haha!

  4. I like maple pb from PB & Co. best, but I haven’t ever had cookie butter!! I am going to buy some when I am in NY.

  5. Oooh I wish I would have found that spread when I was in Aruba for Xmas. That was the first island I haven’t brought something interesting back from. I haven’t gotten around to trying biscoff spread yet but I hear it’s amazing! I am still a die hard nutella fan :)

  6. Speculoos Cookie Butter is just sooooo good!!!! I can’t buy because I’ll eat the whole jar in less than 10 minutes…

  7. Hi there- I love all of your gluten free and vegan options! I hate to be a downer, but the Trader Joes cookie spread has wheat flour in it, thus making anything you make with it NOT gluten-free…

  8. Finally grappled a jar and it’s sinfully good, very dangerous! I’ve somehow managed to dive into the jar only once do far, it’s almost too sweet.

    1. “itโ€™s almost too sweet.” <--oh you're turning into one of those people, now? :) I'll take the leftovers off your hands. lol