It's buttery, sugary, spreadable gold. 

By Antara Sinha
January 29, 2019
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So, you’ve bought yourself a jar of cookie butter—congratulations on, without exaggeration, one of the best decisions of your culinary career. Whether you’ve snagged a tub of Biscoff Cookie Butter or a jar of Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter, this smooth, decadent spread is about to be one of the most versatile items in your pantry. Turns out pulverized, spreadable Belgian cookies in a jar are the best way to add toasty gingerbread-snickerdoodle-esque flavor to just about any dessert or snack that needs a buttery-sweet oomph. And while we’re huge fans of the idea of eating it by the spoonful straight from the jar, here are 50 ways to unlock cookie butter’s full potential, from simple two-ingredient treats to impressive, company-worthy desserts.
 
1.     Spread it on toast
2.     Eat it with apple slices
3.     Top off a fruit, granola, and yogurt breakfast parfait
4.     Top waffles and pancakes
5.     Mix it into homemade scones
6.     Blend it into a milkshake
7.     Add it to homemade Rice Krispie treats
8.     Make buckeyes, and swap in cookie butter for peanut butter
9.    Use it in a homemade cream cheese frosting
10.  Bake an epic Cookie Butter Cheesecake

Photo: Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland; Food Styling: Pam Lolley


11.  Make a glaze for a bundt cake
12.  Mix it into blondie batter
13.  Use it as a filling for homemade cinnamon rolls
14.  Go meta and bake cookie butter cookies
15.  Make a grilled PB&J—but swap in cookie butter for peanut butter
16.  Top an ice cream sundae
17.  Use it as a filling for sandwich cookies
18.  Stir it into your morning oatmeal
19.  Make your own cookie butter-filled Pop Tarts
20.  Wrap up a baked brie with cookie butter and puff pastry
21.  Make a cookie butter dessert cheese ball

 

22.  Add it to homemade granola
23.  Drizzle over warm bread pudding
24.  Use melted cookie butter as a dip for churros
25.  Mix it into the topping of an apple crisp
26.  Swirl it into brownie batter
27.  Make cookie butter whoopie pies
28.  Stir it into muffin batter
29.  Mix it into edible cookie dough
30.  Layer it into Hello Dolly Bars
31.  Whip it into chocolate mousse
32.  Make a quick dip for graham crackers and fruit
33.  Blend it into a banana smoothie
34.  Stuff French toast with it
35.  Roll it into homemade rugelach
36.  Melt it into homemade hot chocolate
37.  Add it to s’mores
38.  Make Apple-Pear Pie with Cookie Butter Caramel

Photo: Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland; Food Styling: Pam Lolley


39.  Stir it into banana bread
40.  Dunk Oreos into it (a la The Parent Trap)
41.  Swirl it into homemade chocolate bark
42.  Add it to homemade ice cream
43.  Fill homemade doughnuts with it
44.  Mix it into your mug cake batter
45.  Add it to homemade fudge
46.  Use it in Ice Cube Tray Chocolate Treats
47.  Layer it into homemade babka
48.  Blend it into a homemade Frappuccino
49.  Make Puppy Chow, and swap in cookie butter for peanut butter
50.  Eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon

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