Chocolate Speculoos No Bake Cookies

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Posted on 04/15/2012 by hiromisky
Have you heard of cookie butter? It’s just as perfectly wonderful as it sounds. It is SO GOOD. You can get it at Trader Joe’s. I found a highly rated recipe for chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies, and simply replaced the peanut butter with cookie butter.


Recipe adapted from foodnetwork.com
Makes about 25 cookies



Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Speculoos Cookie Butter or peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal

Directions
  1. Place sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 1-2 minutes (be sure it is definitely boiling before you begin timing).
  3. Add the cookie butter or peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal.
  4. Stir until mixture is combined.
  5. Use spoons to drop onto waxed paper.
  6. Let cookies cool and set, and enjoy!
np_complete 16th-Apr-2012 02:22 am (UTC)
Sounds good! But what is cookie butter made from?
knittinggoddess 16th-Apr-2012 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm (unimaginatively) envisioning ground up cookies, sort of like matzo cake meal.

The internet isn't helpful: it seems to be like almond butter with gingerbread cookie spices.

But oh! A recipe for a knockoff! http://chicagoist.com/2012/02/15/how_to_make_homemade_speculoos_cook.php#photo-1

Edited at 2012-04-16 02:25 am (UTC)
sororcula 16th-Apr-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
It really is made of cookies, haha. Here is a page with the ingredients/nutrition information: http://blisstree.com/eat/nutrition/trader-joes-cookie-butter-nutrition-facts-539/
hiromisky 16th-Apr-2012 03:43 am (UTC)
Imagine almond butter with crushed up gingerbread cookies in it.

Edited at 2012-04-16 03:56 am (UTC)
sororcula 16th-Apr-2012 02:44 am (UTC)
Oatmeal cookies aren't my favorite, but these do look pretty amazing! I saw cookie butter at TJ's a couple weeks ago and thought, oh, it must be a nut butter that just tastes kind of like cookies... right? And then I picked it up and read the ingredients and was kind of horrified, lol. I also had a hard time thinking of things to use it on/in... Can I ask what else you've done with it?
hiromisky 16th-Apr-2012 03:49 am (UTC)
A friend of mine did the recipe and I "stole" it from her, ha! Basically, we were done studying and she made them with a cup of coffee. Never seen cookie butter in my life before and believe me when I tell you it's probably one of the most unhealthy things ever but it was really good. If you have a sweet-tooth, this may be for you!

Edited at 2012-04-16 03:59 am (UTC)
sororcula 16th-Apr-2012 04:00 am (UTC)
Ahhh, gotcha! Your friend sounds like an excellent study partner. ;-)
slimequeen 16th-Apr-2012 02:52 am (UTC)
As unhealthy as it is, now I really want to try this cookie butter. Thanks? :D
automaticdream 16th-Apr-2012 03:20 am (UTC)
I'm in Australia - I went to ebay and bought a jar after this post. I think this is something I need to try.
hiromisky 16th-Apr-2012 03:48 am (UTC)
The friend from whom I "stole" the recipe says "Welcome". HA!

Edited at 2012-04-16 03:56 am (UTC)
celestialgldfsh 16th-Apr-2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Just so you know, Cost Plus World Market carries this as Biscoff Spread, in creamy or chunky varieties! I bought a jar today, and was surprised at the register that they had a whole platter of samples they were giving out, too. I guess it's starting to take off everywhere.
lisianthia 16th-Apr-2012 02:52 am (UTC)
I added this stuff to brownies. It was tasty.
sororcula 16th-Apr-2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Did you add it in a swirl or mix it into the batter?
lisianthia 16th-Apr-2012 04:14 am (UTC)
Mixed it in, but a swirl might have been a better idea because the brownies did taste "different," but I couldn't taste the cookie butter as much as I was hoping.
kariquirks 16th-Apr-2012 04:47 am (UTC)
Yet another reason to be grateful a Trader Joe's just opened up nearby!
resin_ga_miteru 16th-Apr-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
Ooh, are they selling this again at TJ's? Last I heard, they only sold it during the winter holidays. Also, a cookie made out of cookie is rather post-modern.

Edited at 2012-04-16 04:48 am (UTC)
givemethepen 16th-Apr-2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, this sounds amazing.

Speculoos spread is my new addiction - I got some from Amsterdam a month ago and it's almost gone :( I was going to buy a few tubs when I go to Belgium on Thursday but I remembered I'm only taking hand luggage so unless I can buy some overpriced spread in the airport after security then I can't bring it back! I could just buy the biscuits and crush them up myself...haha.
WhiteGlossyUB Most Amazing Butter EVER!!!16th-May-2012 05:40 am (UTC)
I think I can honestly say this is the most amazing thing I've tried in a very... very long time!!! Thank you Trader Joes!!! Here's our Review - http://wp.me/p106i6-3tU
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