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Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe

Just 5 ingredients and less than 5 minutes are all you need for your very own jar of liquid gold. This Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter is sweet, delicious and oh-so-satisfying, packed with caramelised gingerbread flavours in an easy to spread cookie butter.

Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe - It's like liquid gold cookie dough...in a jar. 5 ingredients in 5 minutes, this Dutch food spread is about to change your world. It's snack time! Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

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Good lordy people it is raining, hailing and WINDY AS HECK over here in Adelaide right now.

We’ve been whinging for weeks about hardly seeing the sun but today the weather is truly taking the cake.

And not in a good way. 😛

And yet…

With all that insanity raging outside, it’s been a stupidly wonderful day to stay indoors, crank up the music and get things fired up in the kitchen.

We were actually planning on sharing a different recipe with you, but a sudden desire for something sweet and delicious hit, and, well, who were we to stand in the way of tasty goodness?

Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe - It's like liquid gold cookie dough...in a jar. 5 ingredients in 5 minutes, this Dutch food spread is about to change your world. It's snack time! Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

 

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So, in the spirit of spontaneous sweet-toothed inspiration, let us proudly present the wonder… the glory… that is, Dutch Speculoos Biscuit Spread, AKA this Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter recipe.

It’s better than nutella, better than salted caramel, and (gasp – dare I say it?) better than chocolate sauce.

Just look at it sitting there in all its gooey caramelised glory. It’s like all your cake batter dreams made reality in a magic little brown jar.

Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe - It's like liquid gold cookie dough...in a jar. 5 ingredients in 5 minutes, this Dutch food spread is about to change your world. It's snack time! Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

Hailing from Holland (the land of Snert (Dutch Split Pea Soup) and stroopwafels) this Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe is made with crushed spicy speculoos biscuits, evaporated milk, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. And that’s it.

Yep. Just 5 ingredients, 5 minutes, and you too can spend your afternoon licking your spoons and mixing bowls clean. 😛

Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe - It's like liquid gold cookie dough...in a jar. 5 ingredients in 5 minutes, this Dutch food spread is about to change your world. It's snack time! Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

We first came across this addictively silky smooth spread in Holland itself, and I’m not afraid to say that a handy little jar of Lotus brand ‘Biscoff’ spread made the rounds with us through quite a few countries during our European adventures.

One little spoonful was enough to file it down under our list of ‘MUST RECREATE AT HOME’ recipes, and here we’d like to give a little thanks to Jamieanne at Sweetest Kitchen for helping us bring our speculoos dreams into reality.

Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe - It's like liquid gold cookie dough...in a jar. 5 ingredients in 5 minutes, this Dutch food spread is about to change your world. It's snack time! Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe

Okay, so. You’ve got your spread, it’s sitting there giving you the eat-me eyeballs. So now what do you do with it?

Well friend, do we have some tasty recommendations for you. Here’s everything our eyes AND stomachs agree we must try with our freshly made Speculoos spread:

  • Speculoos fondue – our favourite dippables are bananas, strawberries and marshmallows 😉
  • Dessert pizza base – oh heck yes
  • Ice cream topping – bonus points for dedication if you top over cookie dough ice cream
  • Cookie filling – sandwich between two pretzels and dip in chocolate because it’s a sound life decision
  • Sandwich spread – slather over toast, bagels, muffins, waffles, addictive scrambled pancakes… or S’mores?!?!?
  • As an ingredient – in oh-my-god-I-need-to-eat-that dishes like speculoos brownies, marshmallow treats or cheesecake, or even slathered on top of your porridge for breakfast. Oh yeah we did. 😛

Or, you know. Just eat it WITH A SPOON – the most traditional and elegant method of all. 😉

Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe - It's like liquid gold cookie dough...in a jar. 5 ingredients in 5 minutes, this Dutch food spread is about to change your world. It's snack time! Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

And really. When it’s this easy to make your very own speculoos cookie butter, and when it tastes this damn good, why wouldn’t you want to make our own. It’s like the world’s best cookie butter, available on demand. So guys, how will you be eating your Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter? 😉

If you love your super simple noms, you should definitely check out this ridiculously easy German Chocolate Mousse. Or for something completely different, why not try these Honeyed Pepper Clove Strawberries?

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Dutch Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe
 
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Just 5 ingredients and less than 5 minutes are all you need for your very own jar of liquid gold. This Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter is sweet, delicious and oh-so-satisfying, packed with caramelised gingerbread flavours in an easy to spread cookie butter. Adapted from Homemade Biscoff Spread by Sweetest Kitchen.
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Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Dutch
Serves: 1 jar
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pop your speculoos biscuits and brown sugar in a blender or food processor and give them a quick spin til nicely crushed and blended.
  2. Next pop in your evaporated milk and give it all another good spin for around a minute.
  3. Finally, throw in your butter, lemon juice and ground cinnamon and give everything another good pulse. The resulting mixture should be smooth, glossy, and damn-near irresistible. Good luck and enjoy your speculoos adventures!
Notes
It’s super easy to make this spread vegan friendly, just substitute the butter and evaporated milk for coconut milk and coconut oil. It’ll change the flavour just a bit, but we see nothing wrong with creamy coconutty cinnamon biscuit awesomeness.

Easy Speculoos Cookie Butter Recipe - It's like liquid gold cookie dough...in a jar. 5 ingredients in 5 minutes, this Dutch food spread is about to change your world. It's snack time! Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

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  • Margaret Talbot Dunbar
    05/03/2017 at 5:20 am

    Does this need refrigerated after opening.?

    • Wandercooks
      05/03/2017 at 7:45 am

      Yep, if you’re planning on keeping it for a few days you should definitely store it in the fridge. It’ll last for a week or so in the fridge assuming it’s not polished off well before that! 🙂

  • Sydney
    25/02/2017 at 8:31 am

    Can you con very this to ounces plea see?

    • Wandercooks
      03/03/2017 at 2:20 pm

      Hi Sydney, thanks for stopping by! We’ve found the easiest way to convert from grams to ounces is to use the handy google converter. It works for pretty much any conversion you could ask for. In this case, 100 g is 3.5 ounces. Hope this helps! 🙂

  • gingeybites
    14/07/2016 at 7:28 pm

    AGH I want to eat this all! Looks amazing 🙂 I need to make some asap!

    • Wandercooks
      19/07/2016 at 12:47 pm

      Not gonna lie, it’ll be hard to stop after that first spoonful, that’s for sure! 😛

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    14/07/2016 at 5:27 pm

    I hope you get some better weather soon – we have finally gotten some sun here in the UK!
    I would not be able to control myself around a jar of this!

    • Wandercooks
      19/07/2016 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Dannii! Oh some sun makes a world of difference doesn’t it? Thankfully after all that horrible weather we just had 3 full days of sun. It was so nice it took us a while to realise what was different. Warmth! Heat! So nice haha.

  • Jayne
    14/07/2016 at 4:27 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing I love Speculoos! this would be my ultimate ice-cream topping for sure

    • Wandercooks
      19/07/2016 at 12:45 pm

      Yessss! Ice cream + speculoos is the best. The only danger is brain freeze from eating it all up too quickly haha. 😛

  • Elizabeth
    14/07/2016 at 3:21 pm

    Oh my gosh! Heaven on a spoon! I was in Brussels recently and for the first time ever tried Speculoos. I am hooked! Need to make this recipe!

    • Wandercooks
      14/07/2016 at 4:16 pm

      Sounds like us! They’re so lucky having it in jar form in every supermarket you step into over there. We’re lucky that it’s super easy to make at least – phew! 😛

  • Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    14/07/2016 at 3:13 pm

    Whooaaa! Better than Nutella AND salted caramel AND chocolate sauce?! Huge call! Photos look amazing though so I’m willing to take your word for it 🙂

    • Wandercooks
      14/07/2016 at 4:15 pm

      Haha thanks Nancy. We even put it in our breakfast smoothie this morning – obsessed much? hahahah!

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