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How to Make Your Own Cookie Butter (Using Any Cookie!)

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Cookie butter? Yeah, we were skeptical at first, too. But now that we know about this modern day marvel, all our problems have been solved! Rather than forcing you to choose just one cookie from your long list of favorites, this recipe from A Beautiful Mess allows you to make cookie butter with any cookie. Trust us, even non-cookie lovers will say "yes" to this one!

What you'll need: 

  • 2 cups cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Food processor
  • Saucepan
  • Water (as needed)

​​Step 1: 

If you chose a cookie with a creamy middle filling, like an Oreo or Nutter Butter, open the cookie and scrape out the filling with a butter knife. You'll want a dry crumb to work with. We skipped this step because we LOVE creamy filling. If you went with chocolate chip or sugar cookies with no creamy filling, then you can put them straight into the food processor.

We'll be using Golden Oreos for this project.

Step 2: 

Place your cookies into the food processor and blend until a very fine powder forms. We like ours a little thicker—it's a texture thing. 

You'll need 2 cups of cookie crumbs, so just keep blending cookies until you have the required amount.

Step 3:

In a small saucepan, heat the butter over low heat until melted. Stir in your sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk until it's all melted together. 

Feel free to microwave on high in a microwave-safe bowl instead. 

Step 4: 

Pour 1/2 cup of the liquid (butter, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk) into your cookie crumbs and mix together with a spoon. Keep adding small amounts of the liquid until the cookie butter is just wet enough to stay together. Depending on how dry the cookie was to begin with, you'll need more or less liquid. 

Step 5:

Once your cookie butter is blended, allow it to cool in the fridge for an hour or two. You can actually stop at this point, and it will taste delicious.

If you want to make the cookie butter smoother and easier for dipping, then remove the cookie butter from the fridge and stir very small amounts of water (start with 1/8 teaspoon) into the dough.

Keep adding and stirring until you get to a consistency you like and refrigerate the mixture again.

Step 6: 

Enjoy with your favorite snacks—pretzels, strawberries or apples, for example.

Surely we can all agree this would be perfect for a girls night in. Or, better yet, serve the cookie butter of your choice with yummy finger foods at your next holiday bash! 


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