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Homemade Cookie Butter

This sweet (and addictive!) spread is ideal for giving away as a homemade gift—just be sure to make extra for yourself!

Have you joined the cookie butter craze? Ever since I’d heard of the stuff, I’ve been curious to try it. With a packaging and consistency just like peanut butter, this sweet spiced spread tastes just like a caramel-y cookie but can be used as a dip, a spread or scooped into your favorite baked goods. It’s the next best thing since peanut butter and hazelnut-chocolate spread, and lucky for us, it’s incredibly easy to make at home. It also makes for the perfect homemade gift for the holidays, just be sure you made some extra for yourself, though, because this stuff is addicting! 

First, gather your ingredients.

Place the cookies in the bowl of a large food processor… PHOTO2Cookie
And whir to a fine crumb texture. PHOTO3Cookie

Add the spices, sugar and vanilla. One thing I love about this recipe is its versatility, you can play around with the flavors, adding more cinnamon or less nutmeg or throwing in a bit of extra spice like cloves or ginger, to reach your desired flavor. PHOTO5Cookie
Turn on the food processor again and slowly add in molasses, oil and just enough water so that the spread is creamy. Again, you can play with the consistency, adding as much or as little water as you want—but I prefer a thicker texture like that of peanut butter. PHOTO6Cookie

Package it all up in a pretty jar along with a few extra treats to dip in the butter (apples, pretzels, cookies, etc.), if you want, and give it away to friends, family or anyone who hasn’t tried cookie butter before. It’s hard not to fall in love with the stuff! BEAUTY_Cookie
Cookie Butter

A sweet and creamy spread that you make in your food processor in just 10 minutes, spread it atop your favorite cook... View full recipe


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Prep Time:
10 min
Total Time:
10 min


    • 2 packages (8.8 oz each) decorative caramelized biscuit cookies
    • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
    • 5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 tablespoon molasses
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 cup water


  • 1 In large food processor, process cookies into fine crumbs. Turn off processor. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla; process until blended. Continue to process while adding molasses and oil through spout.
  • 2 With processor running, add just enough water so mixture becomes a creamy consistency (you might not use all the water). Add more water as needed until you reach desired texture (it should be about the same as peanut butter).
  • 3 Pour cookie butter into airtight container; seal. Store in refrigerator.

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Review and Comment

    6 CommentsSubscribe
    Granfran1312 days ago

    The recipe is here:  http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cookie-butter/f0569c2e-1f93-443a-9409-e82c81246588

    Just a small oversight! 

    Moosie219468 days ago
    Sounds delicious but there is no recipe.  Can you please update?
    RobSanderson622 days ago
    Where's the recipe- I save it to my recipe box, but there's only pictures and text
    Beth225647 days ago
    It would be most helpful to get some specifics as I don't have the time or resources for trial and error. What kind of cookies and spices? What qusntities? Thank you.
    workingmum705 days ago
    Here is the recipe that goes with the pictures.
    di9099707 days ago
    Where is the RECIPE? I'd love to try this, but there's NO recipe only picture directions w/o the recipe.
    Thank yo
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