Low Calorie Instant Homemade Cookie Butter

And so it begins. Again.

It’s back. That jar of cookie flavored gold is back from oblivion.

Heaven knows I was going into withdrawal as soon as it disappeared, and I was forced to conjur up my own version. In my opinion, it was just as good as Trader Joe’s.

But there’s always room for improvement, right?


So since my original cookie butter recipe, I began my second weight loss. I am already five pounds down (woohoo!) but have about five more to go. Meanwhile, fatty things like nut butter are off the radar, sadly. I know that they are healthy fats, but I just can’t seem to lose weight effectively while I’m eating a significant amount of, even healthy, fats. So no more cashew butter based homemade cookie butter for me…

But I needed something to turn my frown upside down! That’s where my Instant Low Calorie Almond Butter came in. I decided to try my hand again at making homemade cookie butter.

Would I sound conceited if I said I outdid myself? Well I did. This cookie butter is lower calorie, dirties minimal dishes (no cleaning the food processor!), ready in about a minute, super healthy, and, oh yeah, ridiculously delicious. Dare I say, even better than Trader Joe’s?

My answer: I have been inhaling this stuff like it’s going to be discontinued.

Except… it won’t be. Mwahaha.

The only place this cookie butter is going is into your mouth.

Low Calorie Instant Homemade Cookie Butter

How to enjoy? I recommend on one of these delicious rolls or off a spoon.

Nutritional Comparison

Trader Joes’ Speculoos Cookie Butter:

Serving size: 4 Tablspoons

Calories: 360

Fat: 24 grams


Instant Low Calorie Homemade Cookie Butter:

Serving size: 4 Tablespoons

Calories: 190

Fat: 15g (healthy fats!)


Makes about 1/4 cup cookie butter

Adapted from my Instant Low Calorie Almond Butter and my original Homemade Cookie Butter Recipe


1/4 cup almond meal

2 Tablespoons almond milk

1/4 teaspoon molasses

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

dash nutmeg

dash cloves (optional)

sweetener to taste, optional (I’m not sure how necessary this is. Just taste it and adjust as you like.)


Stir together almond meal and almond milk.  If the mixture is too thin, pop it in the microwave until thirty seconds, or until thick. Alternately, for a microwave-free version, you could just pop it in the fridge until thickened, or simply add less liquid. Add in molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves if using, and sweetener to taste, if using.

Off a spoon….


-Kelly M.








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      • felicia says

        I have to say, just found your blog (ultimately through instagram) and i love it! Wish I found it sooner!

        But I gotta say… you haven’t had Trader Joes cookie butter? LOL how do you know yours is better?? Too funny!!

        I just went and bought cookie butter from Wal-Mart (not Trader Joes, admittedly) and it’s good, but I don’t think I’ll eat the jar in one sitting or anything. Can’t wait to try a healthier version though!

  1. Joyce says

    Can I use light spelt flour instead of almond meal in this recipie? (Or other recipes that uses coconut flour) because I can’t find it anywhere:/

    • says

      Hi Joyce! Unfortunately, you can’t really make those substitutions. You can make your own almond meal here by grinding almonds. Otherwise, I know it’s a pain to track down wierd ingredients, but I buy them online here or at iherb.com with discount code EFI540. Hope this helps!

  2. says

    Just made this and I must say that I’m in love! I don’t have a food processor yet, just havn’t gotten around to getting one and so I was super excited to see that I could make this without any of that! End result is amazing! Thank you for sharing this! I have a TON of almond meal laying around and I have been trying to use it all up (or at least 1/2 haha) and now I know exactly how I’m going to do that! Thank you so much for sharing! I love it!!!

    • Dulcie de Kock says

      Thank you for your sweet feedback, Lindsey! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the recipe! This cookie butter is too scrumptious to not make seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths of(if anyone questions your consumption of cookie butter, just dig your spoon back into the jar and walk away; you don’t need that negativity in your life)during the week, so ridding yourself of that spare almond meal should not be a difficult task!


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