Oreo cookie butter is a sweet, creamy, delicious, 4 ingredient, 10 minutes, kids friendly, spread. Use it as a spread for sandwiches, a dip for fruits or a topping for ice-creams and desserts.
This month is 100th edition of Blogging Marathon (BM) and can’t believe it is already a big milestone edition! My BM journey started almost since it is inception. The first edition was a month long marathon and I joined the group midway into the marathon. Some BMers from first edition are still in the group and some have moved on. The group has grown ever since and has become a close knit blogging family. To celebrate the milestone, here is a 10 minutes, 4 ingredient Oreo cookie butter.
Theme of the Week
My theme for this week is cookie butter. I have seen cookie butter jars in the jams and preserves section of the grocery store but never bothered to pick one up as it didn’t really appealed to me. I realized how popular cookie butter is only after signing up for theme and I tell you, there is a cult like following for it! After tasting it, I don’t blame the fans either. I must confess though, when I first tasted it, it was beyond me why people were so crazy about it. But now I know why! Though it tastes like cookies, it is quite addictive, specially for a person with a sweet tooth!
What is Cookie Butter?
Cookie butter is a European spread prepared with spiced cookies. In some European countries like France and Belgium, it is an alternative to nut butter. It gained popularity in the US only in the last 7-8 years and the commercial version that is popular in the US is Biscoff cookie butter and Trader Joe’s Speculoos cookie butter. Bon Appetit has a good article on cookie butter.
How to make Cookie Butter?
Cookie butter is a creamy butter prepared with crumbled cookies, fat (oil or butter or condensed milk) and water or milk to bring it to a spreadable consistency. Add ons to the butter are spices such as cinnamon and ginger, and nuts of your choice.
Which Cookies to use?
Any crunchy cookies are good to prepare cookie butter. Traditionally it is prepared with spiced cookies and ginger snap cookies are the most ideal cookies. However, any crunchy cookies such as gingersnap, crunchy chocolate chip cookies, crunchy peanut butter cookies, oatmeal cookies without raisins, graham crackers, sugar cookies, pecan sandies, Biscoff cookies work.
Indian biscuits such as parle G and Marie biscuits will work as well. The Biscoff cookie butter reminded me of Nice biscuits we use to get back home. I do not know if those biscuits are still in the market and if those are still available, those are perfect for cookie butter.
Which Cookies not to use?
Chewy cookies, sandwich cookies such Oreo, Figs Newton will not work. If Oreo cookies or any sandwiched cookies, remove the filling and then use the cookies. Filling makes the butter runny.
How to use Cookie Butter?
There are endless ways to use cookie butter. Use it as a spread for sandwiches, a dip for fruits, topping for ice creams and desserts. It might work even as a base or as an in between layer for trifle puddings and any dessert that requires a cookie crust. I am yet to try this though. The best way to use it is scoop out a spoonful and eat it right off the jar.
Why Oreos for Cookie Butter?
For chocolate loves, Oreo cookies are the best. But mind you, remove the filling as the cream filling might make the spread too thin. However, I used some Oreo cookies with filling for richness. This is a 4 ingredient, under 10 minutes recipe which is an awesome spread for fruit sandwiches and a dip for strawberries. I made it as a dip for strawberries and am binging on it for the past 2-3 days!
Oreo Cookie Butter Recipe
Oreo Cookie Butter
- 12 Oreo Sandwich Cookies broken into pieces
- 2 tablespoon Granulated Sugar or Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
- 3-4 tbsp Water or Milk
- Carefully separate Oreo cookie and scape off the filling for 8 cookies. Leave in the filling for the other 4 cookies.
- Break each cookie in to 6-8 pieces or take the cookies in a Ziploc bag and lightly pound with a heavy object to crumble the cookies.
- Take cookies in a food processor or a blender and process for few seconds until it crumbles.
- Add rest of the ingredients and process until desired texture and consistency is reached. Start with less water or milk and add more as required.
- Transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate. Stays good for at least a week.
- For a different flavor, substitute Oreos with any crunchy cookies.
- For a rich cookie butter, substitute oil with softened, melted butter.
- Condensed milk is a good for sugar and adjust add water/milk as required.
- For a crunchy texture, do not blend or process for too long. A blender works best for a creamy texture.
- This is a very flexible recipe and adjust all the quantities of ingredients as your liking.
- I used low calorie ingredients and for a richer and for a taste closer to commercial cookie butter, use butter, heavy cream and condensed milk or combination of these.
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Oreo cookie butter looks so tempting and easy to make. Kids will enjoy these and I have also noticed in super markets and never know these are easy to make. I am learning lot of new things from all of you..
Suma Gandlur says
Thanks for that detailed intro. The first time I noticed the cookie butter was a couple of years ago when a Sams Club employee tried to convince me to buy a bottle of it when she saw Nutella in my cart. I didn't realize it was made with in fact cookies until I read your post though the name should have been a dead giveaway. :)) The oreo cookie butter sounds like a perfect spread for chocolate lovers.
Usha, this is such a tempting and addictive cookie butter. I LOVE Trader Joes' cookie butter - it's absolutely divine. But your oreo cookie butter sounds even butter. I HAVE to try this for my kids soon.
Srivalli Jetti says
Awesome post Usha, when I first read about the cookie butter I was like I should make it right away. Though I am yet to make these. Anyway, you have covered the whole aspect of what I wanted to say and your cookie butter looks so sinful! I am so glad you joined us for this milestone edition..:)
Haha, I went I bought a bottle of cookie butter when I read about it!! 🙂 . Your children will love this theme
Gayathri Kumar says
I am one of those few who are in the BM family ever since it started. Even I joined midway for the first edition and I must say it has been an wonderful journey. I was introduced to cookie butter only last month after signing up. This version with oreo looks so sinful and addictive. My daughter would love this so much.
You, both Priyas, PJ are from the beginning. It's been a wonderful journey
OMG! This sounds like such an easy recipe to please the kids. Perfect for a kid's party I am sure or even for an indulgent snack 🙂
Thanks Harini. Yes it is.
What an interesting recipe! I use fresh made nut butter but had never heard of cookie butter. Looks so creamy!
These look very tempting, usha ! Kids in particular would love to spread this on Breads to make their own sandwiches !
Yes, kids will love this and a fun activity to involve kids in the preparation.
Thanks for the detailed post Usha, ithelped me understand the cookie butter concept a bit. I have seen it in supermarket shelves, but never felt tempted to know what it is. I am also so glad to be a part of BM, especially the 100th edition.
Thanks Rajani. Same here, was never tempted to know more about cookie butter until I saw the themes for this month.
I didn’t know about cookie butter....looks like I missed out on a lot. Have to try this asap!! Looks so tempting!!!
Try it Sowmya. I am you will like it.