No, it’s not too good to be true. It’s creamy, it spreads like whipped butter and it’s made from cookies.
The Biscoff kind, to be exact. The crisp, spiced shortbread biscuits are a favorite in Western Europe (called speculoos), but are also known in America as airline cookies. Whatever you call them, their butter is a delightful spread for pretzels, bagels, toast and the guilt-free accompaniment, apples. A dear friend turned me on to this naughty concoction recently, and I’ve been obsessed with finding it ever since. And to this friend (you know who you are), I blame you for any resulting weight gain.
By name, cookie butter lives on the shelves of Trader Joe’s stores, but some larger grocery chains such as Publix in the Southeast stock the original brand labeled Biscoff Spread. This is where I finally tracked it down – right next to the peanut butter and jelly. Because cookie butter is that smooth. And sweet, and spiced and addicting (you’ve been warned).
Before I could find it I tried making it myself at home using this recipe, but I could tell it wasn’t quite on the money. Although in my defense, and the defense of my food processor, it still tasted marvelous…
But the real stuff is so much creamier. And doesn’t require any effort. Other than dipping a spoon into the jar, and then lifting it to your mouth.