10 Ways to Enjoy Cookie Butter
While pumpkin may be the most talked-about flavor every year, cookie butter is the hidden gem ingredient and is fabulous in many treats. This sweet spread has become increasingly popular in the United States over the past few years, but it has been loved throughout Europe for quite a while.
Whether or not you’re familiar with the deliciously unique flavor, you’ll want to make it part of your culinary experiences!
What is Cookie Butter?
Cookie butter is a creamy spread that has a wonderfully spicy and sweet taste. And it is made from – you guessed it – cookies! More specifically, Belgian speculoos cookies.
Speculoos (or Biscoff) cookies are a spice cookie and a winter staple across Europe. They’re a sign of the holiday season and, in some areas, are called St. Nicholas cookies.
To create cookie butter, pulverized speculoos cookies are typically combined with a fat (usually vegetable oil), flour, and a good amount of sugar until it’s spreadable like nut butter. While it’s not complex or fancy, the result is nothing short of magic!
THE Coffee Bean® Cookie Butter Holiday Drinks
If you thought baked goods were the only way to enjoy cookie butter, think again! At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, cookie butter is the star of our beverage lineup, so you can get your coffee fix while simultaneously enjoying the fabulous flavor of cookie butter.
Our three seasonal speculoos cookie butter coffee drinks offer a sweet and spicy treat in liquid form. Cookie butter beverages are available hot, cold, or iced, and deliciously combine our premium espresso with spice and brown sugar cookie notes. Enjoy topped with whipped cream and speculoos cookie crumbs.
Can’t wait to treat yourself to a Cookie Butter Latte, Cookie Butter Iced Latte, or Cookie Butter Ice Blended® Drink? We don’t blame you! Stop into a store near you to get one of these specialty drinks!
Save time by ordering online – depending on your location, you can opt for in-store pickup or delivery.
More Ways to Enjoy Cookie Butter at Home
As the love of all things cookie butter has been growing, the number of creative ways to use it has increased. Below you’ll find a round-up of some of our favorite cookie butter recipes.
While all these recipes use the spreadable cookie butter, we’re obsessed with our own Cookie Butter flavor and love adding it to baking recipes, milkshakes, coffee and more. We highly recommend experimenting with it.
Get yourself some cookie butter and free up some time in your schedule to get in the kitchen and make one or more of these tasty treats this season. Your loved ones will thank you!
Cookie Butter Blondies
In addition to cookie butter, these Cookie Butter Blondies are made with cinnamon and chocolate chips, resulting in blondies that are perfect for the cooler seasons.
Cookie Butter Pudding Pie
This Cookie Butter Pudding Pie features a rich and creamy chocolate cookie butter pudding filling and a crunchy speculoos cookie crust! Need we say more?
Cookie Butter Cake Balls
Cookie Butter Cake Balls have soft and gooey cookie-butter inside, covered in almond bark, and sprinkled with crushed Biscoff cookies. It’s a fantastic treat that’s just the right size. Although you probably won’t eat just one.
Cookie Butter Cake (a.k.a. Biscoff Cake)
If you love making cakes or feel extra ambitious, this Cookie Butter Cake will be worth the effort. It pairs fluffy vanilla cake layers with a sweet cookie butter frosting decorated with crushed speculoos cookies.
Salted Chocolate Cookie Butter Bark
Salted Chocolate Cookie Butter Bark is an easy and delicious recipe that’s quick to make and delivers the perfect combination of salty and sweet!
Use it As a Spread
When time is short, you can still indulge in a cookie butter treat. Use it as you would any nut butter and generously spread on toast, bagels, waffles, pancakes, crackers, bananas, and more!
Make Your Own
While you can find jars of cookie butter at most supermarkets (although it may be a bit difficult to get your hands year round), it’s easy to make your own. Make this homemade cookie butter recipe and enjoy it as is, or use it in any of the above recipes.
However, if that even seems like too much work – we’ve made it easy for you. Purchase a tin of our Cookie Butter powder to add to coffee, brownie and cookie recipes, blended drinks (cookie butter milkshake anyone?).