What is cookie butter?
Get ready to meet your new favourite sandwich spread. Cookie butter is a spread made of ground speculaas biscuits, sold in European supermarkets the same way Nutella is. If you can’t get your hands on a jar, fear not, as it’s pretty easy to make yourself.
What do I do with it?
Use it as you would peanut butter – on toast or in bakes such as the s’mookie, which is a s’more made with a layer of cookie butter. It’s also in cakes and swirled through brownies or even used as a filling for a chocolate cake. Or you could simply eat it with a spoon. We’d understand.
Inspired? These are our favourite ways to use cookie butter.
Cookie butter with frothy milk
A spiced play on a hot chocolate, this will warm you up from the inside out.
Get the recipe for cookie butter with frothy milk here.
Chocolate-and-gingerbread tray sponge
Make a batch of cookie butter and you’ll always have a delicious cake frosting ready to go.
Get the recipe for chocolate-and-ginger tray sponge here.
Photographs: Myburgh Du Plessis
Food Assistant: Bianca Strydom