Try This Versatile Cookie Butter Recipe & Crush the Snack Game

Stop the search for elusive cookie butter and make your own versatile version of the spread.

Published January 22, 2024
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Cookie butter is a sweet and spreadable treat that's almost too good to pass up. You could go hunt down the spread on grocery store shelves, but it might be faster and easier to try a homemade cookie butter recipe. Once you've whipped up your own version of cookie butter, you can use it for a wide variety of snacks and desserts.

The Easiest Cookie Butter Recipe

Your tasty homemade cookie butter starts with yummy cookies. Biscoff and Speculoos cookies will give you the most authentic cookie butter taste, but gingersnaps or butter cookies can also work. This recipe comes together in just a few minutes with just a few basic ingredients.


  • 2 cups of Biscoff cookies, crushed
  • ¼ - ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Grind your cookies into a fine crumb with a food processor.
  2. Add the cream, vanilla, and butter. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Add more heavy cream as needed to reach desired consistency.
Need to Know

Depending on the sugar content of your cookies, your cookie butter may need a few teaspoons of sugar or even a pinch of salt. Give it a taste to be sure and adjust as needed. 

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Cookie Butter Recipe Variations

Once you know how to make the original cookie butter, you can make any cookie butter you like. Simply swap the cookies or add a few extra ingredients to transform the flavor. You can use almost any cookie to make a sweet spread, but you might try some of these classic flavors.

  • Use chocolate shortbread or Oreo cookies to create a chocolate cookie butter.
  • Gingerbread cookies give your butter a Christmas twist.
  • Browned butter and a bit of brown sugar give your cookie butter a nutty, caramel flavor.
  • A tablespoon of peanut butter, a handful of oats, and a sprinkle of crushed M&Ms make a monster cookie butter.
Fast Fact

Lotus Biscoff cookie butter and Trader Joe's Speculoos cookie butter are the most recognizable brands of pre-packaged cookie butter. 

How to Use Cookie Butter 

Now that you have your cookie butter or a variation of the spread, it's time to start using it to level up your snack game. Here are some sweet ways to use cookie butter to treat yourself.

  • Dip favorite fruits in cookie butter for a satisfying snack.
  • Add the spread to toast.
  • Jazz up a traditional peanut butter sandwich with cookie butter.
  • Breathe new life into your cookie butter and bake these cookie butter cookies (from Krolls Korner). 
  • Add cookie butter to a smoothie for extra flavor and creaminess.
  • Use the spread to craft your own ice cream sandwich
  • Top your favorite cheesecake with cookie butter.
  • Fill a cake with the sweet spread.
  • Spread it on a slice of banana bread. 
  • Add cookie butter to pancakes or waffles. 
Quick Tip

Store homemade cookie butter in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Let it come to room temperature before use so it's spreadable. 

Cookies Just Got Better

Just when we thought cookies couldn't get any better, we discovered they could create a decadent and versatile spread. Whether you're making your own or just looking for a fun way to use the commercialized spread, there's no shortage of ways to use cookie butter to make average snacks and treats even better. 

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Try This Versatile Cookie Butter Recipe & Crush the Snack Game