6 Ways to Cook With Trader Joe's Cookie Butter

Don’t blame us if you start putting cookie butter on everything.


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If you’ve ever found yourself eating a heaping spoonful of Speculoos Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter while standing in your kitchen, then you already know how irresistibly addicting this spread is. And if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of indulging, this is your reminder to grab a jar or two on your next Trader Joe's run. This iconic TJ's product is imported from the Netherlands, and is inspired by a classic treat called Speculaas, or “Dutch windmill cookie.”

Though we do, admittedly, love eating it straight from the jar, Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter can be added to almost any type of dessert recipe for cookies, brownies, and even cakes. If you’re a devoted cookie butter lover, here are a few sweet treat recipes you’re going to swoon over.  

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Pistachio-Walnut Cheesecake

Pistachio-Walnut Cheesecake

Greg DuPree

This cheesecake uses Biscoff cookies instead of graham crackers for a buttery, crumbly crust, and it’s absolutely divine. But if you want to take this heavenly cheesecake recipe up a notch, a little Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter will go a long way. While your cheesecake is cooling, add 1/4 cup of cookie butter to a pan on low heat. Watch it closely and stir often until it melts (this should take just a few minutes). When ready, drizzle the cookie butter onto the cheesecake; making sure that every slice has the perfect amount!

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Break-and-Bake Kitchen Sink Cookies

EXTRA SHARP: Break-and-Bake Kitchen Sink Cookies

Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter simply belongs in cookies—it’s a no-brainer. While you can add it to basically any cookie recipe, we really recommend trying it in these Kitchen Sink cookies. You can either add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of cookie butter to the batter, or you can drizzle it on top of your baked treats once they’ve completely cooled.

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Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Chewy Brownies
Caitlin Bensel

What goes together better than chocolate and Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter? The answer is nothing. There’s just something so satisfying about a gooey chocolate brownie with ribbons of buttery TJ's CB woven throughout each piece. There are a few ways you can incorporate cookie butter into this recipe; you can add a few tablespoons to the batter itself, or you can drizzle some on top of the batter before you bake the brownies. If you choose to go with the drizzle, use a toothpick to delicately swirl the cookie butter so it creates a marble effect.

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Peanut Blondies

Peanut Blondies Recipe
Antonis Achilleos

If we’re being honest, blondies don’t typically get the love they deserve. These Peanut Blondies are soft, chewy, and packed with delicious peanut butter and caramel flavor. But you know what would make these even more scrumptious? Well, Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, of course. Drizzle some on top and swirl it around with a toothpick until every area has the perfect amount of cookie butter.

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Ice Cream Sundaes

Homemade raspberry ice cream
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When was the last time you indulged in an oversized ice cream sundae with all the fixings? Everyone has their favorite toppings, but we’re highly encouraging you to swap the hot fudge for Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter. You can also mix in a spoonful with your favorite flavor of ice cream. It’s especially delectable in vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, or cookie dough.

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Challah Cinnamon French Toast

EXTRA SHARP: How to Make Challah Cinnamon French Toast

Cookie butter and French toast are another match made in heaven. While you can simply slather some Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter over the top of your breakfast, we recommend using it to stuff your French toast instead. Simply make a cookie butter sandwich with your French toast bread before dredging it in the egg mixture, and then cook it in the pan as you normally would. This way, each bite is sweet, cinnamon-y, and filled with cookie butter.

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