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Homemade Cookie Butter Recipe

If you're as obsessed as I am with the store bought version, this cookie butter recipe is for you. Thick and creamy, you won't be able to stop eating it by the spoonful!
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  • 8 ounces speculoos cookies, plus more if making the crunchy version
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Place the cookies in the jar of a food processor and pulse (or process on high) until finely ground.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour the mixture in the food processor, over the cookie crumbs, and process until combined. At first, it might look like it won't come together, but keep pulsing until it does! Make sure to stop every now and then to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a few splashes of evaporated milk to reach the desired consistency.
  • For a crunchy version: add 1 cup of cookie crumbs and stir with a spoon to incorporate.
  • Transfer the cookie butter to a lidded jar and enjoy!



Crunchy Cookie Butter:

If making the crunchy version, start with about 12 ounces of speculoos cookies. Process into cookie crumbs then remove 1 cup and reserve to be added at the end.

Storage and Shelf Life:

Keep cookie butter at room temperature, in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, for up to 5 days. If it's warm where you live, you can store it in the fridge for up to a week. Bring it to room temperature before enjoying!
Cookie butter firms up as it cools, and some of the oil may rise to the surface, so you'll want to give it a good stir every time you plan on eating it.


This cookie butter recipe can be made with other cookies, such as:
  • Oreos (fillings removed)
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Gingersnaps
  • Peanut Butter Blossoms


Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 159kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 161mg, Potassium: 55mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 41IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 1mg