Homemade speculoos cookie butter is a delightful spread made from speculoos cookies, which are a spiced shortcrust biscuit commonly found in Belgium and the Netherlands.
You can use it as a spread on toast, a dip for fruits, or as a flavorful ingredient in various recipes. Here’s a recipe for making your own speculoos cookie butter:
1 package (about 8 ounces) of speculoos cookies (such as Biscoff or Lotus brand)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Prepare the Speculoos Cookies:
- Begin by processing the speculoos cookies in a food processor until you have fine crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, you can place the cookies in a zip-top bag and crush them using a rolling pin.
- Cream the Butter:
- In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until it’s creamy and smooth.
- Add Condensed Milk:
- Gradually add the sweetened condensed milk to the beaten butter and mix until well combined.
- Spice It Up:
- Add the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and salt to the butter and condensed milk mixture. Stir until the spices are evenly distributed.
- Incorporate the Cookie Crumbs:
- Mix in the speculoos cookie crumbs until the mixture is uniform and resembles cookie butter.
- Taste and Adjust:
- Taste the speculoos cookie butter and adjust the spice levels or sweetness to your liking. Add more spices or condensed milk if desired.
- Store: Transfer the homemade speculoos cookie butter to a clean, airtight container or jar with a lid.
- Chill (Optional):
- You can refrigerate the speculoos cookie butter for a few hours if you’d like it to thicken and become more spreadable. However, you can also enjoy it right away.
Spread the homemade speculoos cookie butter on toast, use it as a dip for fruit, or incorporate it into your favorite recipes.
Homemade speculoos cookie butter has a warm and spiced flavor that’s perfect for the holiday season or any time you want a unique and delicious spread. Enjoy your creation!