I accidentally discovered the greatest thing I’ve eaten since….well I can’t remember when. I’ve put it on whole grain toast and apples, and in yogurt and muffins. It’s so creamy and decadent that I even eat it with a spoon.
What is this creamy decadence you ask? I’m glad you asked. It’s pumpkin spice cookie butter. I am in heaven. I can’t get enough because it combines two loves — cookies and pumpkin.
It’s much like Trader Joe’s Speculoos cookie butter, which is essentially made from everything unhealthy. Actually it’s pretty simple — cookie crumbs, oil, flour, sugar, and milk. There’s other stuff in there too.
I found this small jar of magical goodness at my local Food Lion, which is featuring pumpkin everything through November.
Basically it’s like peanut butter, but better. Everything you could imagine eating with peanut butter just substitute cookie butter. Here’s how I used Nuccina pumpkin spice cookie butter:
Mix it up
I first of course tried scooped a heaping spoonful of cookie butter because I wanted to just try it by itself. I didn’t want to take away from the flavor by adding all sorts of stuff. It is indeed good all on its own. But then I then I wondered how would it taste with my morning vanilla yogurt.
I usually eat yogurt plain and on occasion with some fruit. I mixed a dollop of cookie butter in with vanilla yogurt and to take the pumpkin flavor to the next level I sprinkled in some pumpkin flavored granola. It was heavenly.
I love a good pumpkin flavored tea, but what about coffee? So I thought why not try it in my coffee. While the coffee was piping hot I swirled a scoop of cookie butter in it and added my hazelnut creamer. It was heavenly.
The way I mostly ate the pumpkin cookie butter is in a thin layer on toasted whole wheat bread. It was just enough to satiate my sweet tooth and the whole wheat toast made me feel as if I was sorta eating healthy. While the toast was still hot I would spread a nice amount of cookie butter onto the bread. It melted perfectly.
Ok so some other ways you can mix it up, layer it on, or scoop it out.