Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

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.

Pumpkin spice cookie butter mixed in with vanilla yogurt and pumpkin flavored granola. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

Pumpkin spice cookie butter mixed in with vanilla yogurt and pumpkin flavored granola.
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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.

Just a dollop of pumpkin spice cookie butter swirled into a piping hot cup of coffee. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

Just a dollop of pumpkin spice cookie butter swirled into a piping hot cup of coffee.
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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.

A thin layer of cookie butter makes whole wheat toast even better. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

A thin layer of cookie butter makes whole wheat toast even better.
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Ok so some other ways you can mix it up, layer it on, or scoop it out.

A few ways to eat cookie butter. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

Try cookie butter with coffee, on a toasted bagel or drizzled over apple slices.
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Ways to eat cookie butter. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

Drizzle cookie butter on frozen Snickers or mixed in with your favorite ice cream.
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If you try any of these 16 ways to eat pumpkin cookie butter or any cookie butter, let me know in the comments below, share your pictures with me on instagram or twitter.

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Fall Bucket List: 30 Fun Fall Things To Do

Fall is my absolute most favorite season. It’s the perfect mix of cool temperatures that are sometimes warm and a little rainy. It’s synonymous with hot cocoa, orange and yellow leaves, football, and of course pumpkins.
It’s that time of year where you can wear sweaters, scarves, and boots. Soups are heartier and meals are more comforting. Here in Salisbury we have fall festivals, corn mazes, hayride and family events downtown.

Oh and I must say I do love some pumpkin. Now that is the best part of fall for me. It’s my favorite scent hands down. I love it in candles, breads, cookies, tea, soap, Pop Tarts, cookie butter — everything. I go pumpkin crazy each year during the fall. You will be seeing more of it on the blog in the coming months.

There’s so many activities I want our family to take part in this time of year. I figured what better way to share some of those plans than with our family’s fall bucket list. Below are the 30 fun things we plan to do this fall.

 

The Walker family fall bucket list has lots of fun things to do. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

The Walker family fall bucket list has lots of fun things to do.
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Comment below and tell me what’s on your fall bucket list? Or tweet me or tag me on instagram.

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