5 Minute DIY Cookie Butter | Just Like The Popular Trader Joe’s Version!

Homemade Cookie Butter

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Directions

1

Add the cookies to a food processor and blend cookies until they are crumbs.

2

Add the remaining ingredients. Process until it's smooth.

3

Transfer to a small jar with a lid. Enjoy your cookie butter spread on toast, ice cream, waffles, or as a dip for fruit!

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Cookie butter fans will be happy to know this spread is easy to make at home using gingerbread cookies and a food processor. 

2 jars of cookie butter

What could be better than a spread made from cookies?!

If you haven’t experienced this Trader Joe’s must-have snack, it’s pretty darn delicious. You can spread cookie butter on a piece of warm toast, waffles, pancakes, ice cream, or even use it as dip for sliced apples or fruit. It has a consistency and texture similar to that of peanut butter but is instead made using crunchy cookie crumbs.

homemade cookie butter on a slice of apple

The Trader Joe’s version is made from crushed Speculoos cookies, a crunchy spiced shortbread. I opted to use gingersnap cookies for a similar flavor profile and it turned out delicious. I also tested a batch using Lorna Doone shortbread cookies which turned out creamy and tasty, too.

ingredients for homemade cookie butter

Tips for making the best DIY cookie butter:

  • I used a food processor for crushing my cookies. A high-powered blender could do the trick as well.
  • I used about 7 ounces of gingerbread cookies and just measured by estimating about half the bag. Just eyeball it according to the weight on your package. Crunchy cookies work the best for the idea.
  • You can use another oil or even melted butter if you don’t want to use coconut oil.
  • Cookie butter can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to 5 days. Let is set out to come to room temperature to soften to spread.

gingerbread cookies

adding sweetened condensed milk to cookie butter

making cookie butter in a food processor

cookie butter in a food processor

jar with cookie butter

two kinds of cookie butter


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Homemade Cookie Butter

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Blended cookies and oil make for a delicious spread for toast, waffles, or even on sliced apples.

Directions

1

Add the cookies to a food processor and blend cookies until they are crumbs.

2

Add the remaining ingredients. Process until it's smooth.

3

Transfer to a small jar with a lid. Enjoy your cookie butter spread on toast, ice cream, waffles, or as a dip for fruit!

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jar of cookie butter

What a fun and easy recipe idea! 

My family has been enjoying this cookie butter very much. I think a banana cookie butter sandwich would taste amazing. 😋 You could create labels and make them as a thoughtful homemade gift in a jar too.

dipping cookie butter

Here’s what my teammate Jenna had to say after making cookie butter: 

“Just three easy steps and a few ingredients – this is amazing! Plus, you can customize with your own cookie choice and try different kinds! I went with Crunchy Iced Oatmeal Cookies. I can’t wait to make it again. The kids gave this two thumbs way up! You have got to try this!”


Make homemade Nutella in a similar way using this easy recipe!


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 7

  1. Patricia Goff

    I’ll save until I have a food processor. All I have is a blender right now. LOL. Thanks for the recipe. Never tried this before.

  2. TheQueenBee

    Is there a specific reason why it is only good for 5 days in the refrigerator?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      It would probably last a bit longer – a bit of internet research says a week or so. Ours was gone before hand 🤣

      • TheQueenBee

        Thanks.

  3. Lpmousse

    Any subs for coconut oil?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yep you can use melted butter or another preferred neutral tasting oil.

      • Linda

        Thanks! Should have read your initial suggestions before the recipe. I’ll be making this for sure!

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