Homemade “Speculous-esque” Cookie Butter

hscbI have to admit, I am not too hooked on cookie butter. It fascinates and perplexes me at the same time. It’s primarily cookie crumbs, made into a spread. What do you do with it?

Several of my friends love the stuff so when I came across this recipe from Lifehacker.com to make cookie butter at home, I had to try it out. The recipe was from the blog, ABeautifulMess.com. The author actually has instructions for making cookie butter with a variety of cookies.

I actually didn’t notice the link to A Beautiful Mess until after I had made my cookie butter so I didn’t follow the instructions at all. I also only had slightly overdone sugar cookies so I decided to modify the recipe from the original.

Homemade “Speculous-esque” Cookie Butter
2 cups cookie crumbs
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
1/2 cup sweetened, condensed milk
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

1. Crumble cookies in a blender or food processor.
2. Add butter and process until pasty.
3. Add the milks, vanilla and cinnamon and process (or blend) until smooth.

I believe the cookie butter is supposed to be the consistency of peanut butter. Mine was a little runny so it wouldn’t be great for spreading but it was really great for a fruit dip. And I expect at some point in the next few days, I’ll use it for a smoothie.

Enjoy!

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