Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cookie Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Moving to a new country, without friends or family has been tough. We miss home and the comforts we associate with it. Certain food items are high on that list; our favourite brand of coffee, the local shwarma joint, Shreddies, Kraft peanut butter... I could go on for awhile. However, the pain has been eased by the discovery of some great things we wouldn't be able to indulge in North of the Border, namely Speculoos Cookie Butter from Trader Joe's. This sweet spread is absolutely incredible. We enjoy it on toast, waffles, pretzels, graham crackers, the end of a spoon, pretty much anything! Recently I used it as the base of a basic cream cheese frosting and the results were something to be celebrated!

Cookie Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8oz) package of cream cheese
1/2 cup of Cookie Butter
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 - 2 tbsp of milk

Cream together cream cheese and cookie butter. Slowly add powdered sugar until consistency is smooth. Add milk or additional powdered sugar to achieve desired consistency. 

Here, I have the frosting sandwiched between two Speculoos Cookies, the Trader Joe's product that inspired the spread. It was also pretty delicious on the white cupcakes we had at Henry's First Birthday Party. You can't really go wrong. So, make a double batch and hope for leftovers!