Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cookie Butter Buttercream Cupcakes

Ever had cookie butter? Do yourself a favor and run to Trader Joe's and get some ASAP. If you don't have a TJ's near you, beg someone who does have one near you to send you one. It's that good. While getting several people addicted to it (my coworker has already gone through a couple of jars), I was trying to think of another way to use it besides eating it by the spoonful...then I had it...Cookie Butter Buttercream. Genius. This delicious masterpiece was loved by all, and turning it into a buttercream added another delicious element to the Cookie Butter. The coworker mentioned above ate three, and another made a slightly sexual reference after taking the first bite of the cupcake-I'd say it was a success. 

Cake (whatever makes 24 cupcakes-I used yellow cake mix)
Stick of Butter at room temperature (8TB)
3 3/4 cups powder sugar
1 tsp Vanilla (optional... omitted because I couldn't find any)
2 Tsp milk

1/3-1/2 cup Cookie Butter

1. Using a mixer whip the butter for 30-60 seconds until smooth
2. Gradually add the sugar, about a cup at a time
3. Add the other 3 ingredients until well blended (if you want it a little thinner you can add a little more milk)

4. Ice cupcakes/cake and enjoy :)


I'd also like to thank everyone who voted my Chicken Taco Burgers to the Top 9 this past Saturday! Good way to start the weekend :)


  1. your idea gives me just one more reason to make a trip to TJ's!!! this looks like fantastic frosting. Will be trying for sure the next time I make cupcakes:)

  2. Ok... what is cookie butter?? That sounds dangerous. And amazinggg! Is it a spread that tastes like cookies? I have a TJ's by me but its like 20 min out? Need to make a stop :)

    1. they are a slight gingerbread like flavor-Belgian Cookie called Speculoos...but it is amazingness in a jar! I would highly recommend it!

  3. Trader Joe's is near me, but I haven't stepped into one in years. I might have to change that!

  4. I am happy to say TJ's has arrived in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex-hurrah! This is a great recipe and it does open the door to using different spreads when making icing, so my mind is reeling with all the different variations. Great post!

  5. Delightful cupcakes, April. Trader Joe´s is indeed an invaluable ingredient source. As Tina said, there are many possible variations of these too!

  6. Love Cookie Butter! I definitely want to try this frosting, it sounds so yummy!

  7. I'm SERIOUSLY addicted to cookie butter!