This week has been Spring Cleaning Week for me!
I just love it. I love organizing, and I especially love throwing things away. I had some extra motivation today after last night’s episode of Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis. Their client was an extreme hoarder (see this clip) and anytime I see that on tv it makes me feel the need to jump up and vacuum something immediately!
All that to say, I knew I would be busy sorting and tossing today. But Thursdays are also my baking days, so my priority was to find something quick and easy to make so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed with projects.
I decided no-bake cookies would be perfect because they are fast! Also, I’ve been looking for a recipe that I could adapt to include Speculoos Cookie Butter.
Have you heard of cookie butter? It’s just as perfectly wonderful as it sounds. It is SO GOOD. You can get it at Trader Joe’s.
I found a highly rated recipe for chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies, and simply replaced the peanut butter with cookie butter.
This was an excellent recipe, and I am bookmarking it to use for potlucks or anytime I need to make something quickly. The cookie butter added something a little different – just a hint of gingerbread and biscuit cookies. If you’re going for something a little avant-garde or have a peanut allergy, this is the way to go. If you are more into a classic experience, I’m sure these are delicious with regular peanut butter.
Chocolate Speculoos No Bake Cookies
Recipe adapted from foodnetwork.com
Makes about 25 cookies
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Speculoos Cookie Butter or peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
Place sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 1-2 minutes (be sure it is definitely boiling before you begin timing).
Add the cookie butter or peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. Stir until mixture is combined. Use spoons to drop onto waxed paper. Let cookies cool and set, and enjoy!