Though my love of fancy dresses, makeup, high heels, fashion shows, and steakhouse dinners out may lead you to believe otherwise, I love nothing more than staying at home, which is where I am most days, baking, cooking, writing, blogging, exercising, watching TV, making dreams come true . . . or at least trying. I spend nearly all of my time with my parents, without anyone to really turn to as a friend anytime day or night. That doesn’t mean I don’t have some amazing people in my life, only that they are all always so busy with their lives that I often feel I don’t fit in very well.
Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by people or reminded that others do care about me and consider me among their friends. Times like that usually involve one of our monthly dinners out, and when it’s at Morton’s, the reminders are everywhere. Last Saturday Mom, Dad, and I met our friends Katie and Dennis at Morton’s, where our friends Sara and Matt work. I didn’t want to write another review because I don’t want you all to get bored, but you can check out my first Morton’s review, and because sometimes it’s fun to be able to eat without worrying about how the pictures are going to turn out. You already know photography gives me nightmares on a regular basis.
It was a wonderful night, perfect, really, leaving me unable to ask for more. We loved all the food. I ordered the veal chop for the first time. I think it may be my favorite entrée now, and I would for sure order it again. But it was the conversation that seriously did not stop for one moment with tons of laughter that made the night amazing. It’s always fun to catch up with Sara who finds time to talk in between working. Katie and Dennis were great dinner companions. Often when we go out, though we have a wonderful time, there are those awkward silences where it seems everyone has run out of things to say and I’m scrambling to say something other than “So the weather . . .” but that didn’t happen. Conversation flowed freely without even a moment of silence and we covered every topic under the sun with everyone talking and asking questions. Though I’m always happy to return to the comfort of home at the end of a night, this was one I kind of never wanted to end.
On to my newest creation. So you know I love Biscoff, but I wanted a new twist on it, something just a little different. Why can’t Biscoff be a flavor other than, well . . . Biscoff? Well, it can, with just a few ingredients and five minutes. Enter Golden Oreo Cookie Butter. It is just like Biscoff, though homemade, so it has a bit of a different texture, but has that wonderful vanilla flavor from the Oreos. I think this is best after it’s had some time to rest in the refrigerator when it tastes kind of like ice cream with a little bit of a graham cracker crust texture. It tastes like Oreos, clearly, but somehow even better. Have I convinced you to try it yet? I could sit down to a whole bowl of this, it is so addictively good, but instead I’m going to make something with it, so stay tuned for that, but until then, take a few minutes to whip this up and use it however you would use Biscoff. Then take a few more to treasure the friends you have!Print
Golden Oreo Cookie Butter
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: Varies
- 20 Golden Oreos
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1–2 tablespoons almond milk (other milk may work, but I cannot be sure)
- In the bowl of a food processor, process the Oreos until they are a fine powder and there are no large pieces. Add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of oil at a time. Process in between each addition, and keep adding oil until the mixture comes together to form a thick paste. Add 1 tablespoon of almond milk and process. Continue adding almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you have reached the consistency you desire. May be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You may need to stir the butter before using, as it may separate.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
BRILLIANT idea!!!! OMG I love it!
I totally stay at home 99% of the time too, with the boyfriend. I like being home 😛
Thanks, Kayle! I can’t stop thinking about heading to the refrigerator for another bite of this cookie butter. And like Dorothy says, there’s no place like home 🙂
Debbie Eccard says
Sounds great but what do you put it on….bread, toast??
Thanks, Debbie! You can definitely put it on toast or crackers. It would also be great with some vanilla ice cream or on a plain pound cake or something similar. I think it’s a great base to bake with. Of course, it’s pretty awesome just as it is 😉
Debbie Eccard says
Love the picture.
Speculoos spread had better watch out- This new cookie butter could give it a run for its money. Seriously great idea!
Thanks, Hannah and thanks for visiting! It’s pretty much my new favorite thing, and I kind of do like it better than Biscoff, which I didn’t think was possible.
Jen @ Savory Simple says
Holy cow this looks good. I have a secret addiction to golden oreos so this is screaming my name.
Thanks, Jen! If you like Golden Oreos, this would blow your mind 🙂 It’s insane with that classic Oreo flavor taken to a whole new level.
Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen says
Oh man…this could get dangerous! 😉
Definitely dangerous. Every time I open the refrigerator it’s there tempting me.
Sydney @ The Crepes of Wrath says
I can definitely see myself getting sick over eating waaaay too much of this – it definitely looks addicting! You and your mom definitely look related. You have to feel good about getting older if your mom still looks so young and beautiful!
I have had to ration it to make sure I didn’t eat the whole bowl. Thanks for the kind words about my mom. Everyone comments on how we look alike. She is beautiful inside and out!
I absolutely love this idea–I’ve been making cookie butter at home for ages and toying with the same idea of “another” cookie butter (read: white chocolate mac nut or snickerdoodle), and I’m so glad to see that it’s been done. Can’t wait to give this a shot when I get back to my food processor. Thanks for a lovely post!
Thanks, Ala, and thanks for visiting 🙂 That’s awesome that you’ve been making cookie butter at home. I just recently discovered store bought cookie butter and wanted to mix it up. I definitely intend on making more versions, as it’s delicious. Let me know if you try it!
Hey, what about me?
You were great company, too, but then again, aren’t you always? 😉
I never would have thought of this.
Thanks! I thought it was a pretty unique idea and it’s so easy to make 🙂
This sounds SO good and a great alternative to Biscoff (which is so expensive!!)
I love Biscoff, but I have to admit this might be better. There’s something about the flavor and texture that is just delectable 🙂
Hmmm…perhaps good in ice cream recipe?? My bf will flip!
This would be wonderful in ice cream! Let me know if you try it. Thanks for visiting, Steph 🙂