Have you ever read the ingredient list to a product that your family enjoyed and were unhappy? There are times that we just need to have something special but I am always looking for healthier options. Most of the time I know that I can make it at home. Take the cookie butter from Trader Joe’s, my family loves it….but it has an oil base. Yikes. I knew that I had to come up with a healthier option for my family, while keeping it just as delicious.
I swapped out the oil for a nut base. The cashews contain protein, fiber and vitamins while oil doesn’t have any of those health benefits. This butter isn’t completely healthy, but at least it is starting out better.
This is such an easy recipe. My six year old loves making it and she can make it almost by herself! This cookie butter has very few ingredients but it takes patience. You can’t rush the process. The cashews need to blend until all of the oils have released and you have a silky cashew butter, it can take several minutes. Once you have a silky base you add in the biscoff cookie crumbs. I remember when the only place I ever saw biscoff cookies was on airplanes. I am happy that they are now available at local grocery stores. It makes this cookie butter special. We can’t help but enjoy a cookie while we wait for the cashews to process. Shh don’t tell!
15 Biscoff Cookies
3 Cups Cashews – I used lightly salted
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, more as needed to thin
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt, optional
1. Place biscoff cookies in food processor. Process for 30 seconds or until the cookies have become powder, remove the powder to a bowl and set aside.
2. Add Cashews and process until they are completely smooth and loose, scraping down the bowl as needed. It can take up to ten minutes depending on your machine. You might think it won’t work but it will. First the cashews will be sandy, the oils will start to release, then it will turn into a ball in your processor. Once it hits the ball stage you are only a few minutes away from perfect cashew butter.
3. Once your cashews have processed add the coconut oil. Process for 30 seconds or until the oil has melted.
4. Add the powdered cookies and process until they are incorporated into your cashew butter. Taste and add salt if needed.
*If you do not need this to be vegan and you want to increase the sweetness add 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in place of the coconut oil. It is fantastic!*
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Inspired by Trader Joe’s