Confession time, I’ve never owned one of those Speculoos Cookie Butter jars that was all the rage a couple of months ago. Yes, I know, shocking. How can you trust anything I write about food ever again?
The truth is, I simply found the damn things too expensive. It wasn’t that I thought it tasted bad, I actually found it (“it” being the miniscule amount I got to taste whenever they slather it on the pancakes and waffles I buy outside) quite nice. It’s just hard to justify its cost on my monthly grocery budget when I could get three jars of peanut butter for the same price (and peanut butter is already plenty sexy and yummy for me).
I thought about making some of my own, when I figured, why use Biscoff cookies when I don’t really like the stuff that much? Now, lengua de gato, that’s a different story. Those tiny butter cookies are like crack to me.
This recipe just has two ingredients: Lengua de Gato and coconut oil. You also need only one piece of equipment, a blender. You can use one of those stick mixers they sell on home shopping channels (like I did) or borrow a dedicated food processor from your mom.
Just combine the two ingredients in a bowl and whiz everything together until you think they’re well combined, then blend them some more for half again that length of time.
While I think this Lengua de Gato cookie butter tastes amazing on fresh baked pandesal coupled with a mug of authentic tsokolate by its side, I’m sure it’d be pretty stellar on lots of other things as well. Use it in your cupcakes, your milkshakes, even as a flavor base for homemade ice cream, the possibilities are limitless. Enjoy!
Homemade Lengua de Gato Cookie Butter
Total Time: 10-15 minutes
- 1 pack Lengua de Gato
- Coconut Oil
- Break the Lengua de Gato into small pieces.
- Place the cookies in a deep mixing bowl (or in the food processor) and add an initial 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil.
- Start blending. Be sure to add more oil if needed.
- Once the mixture is smooth, Play your favorite song on your iPod, press the on button on your blender, and whiz the thing some more. Only stop once the song ends.
- Take note that the mixture will be really runny during the blending. Don’t worry, this is normal. The heat thins the coconut oil. It will thicken up once it’s been left to cool.
- Place the mixture in a jar and enjoy!
- The amount of coconut oil you need depends on the butter content of the cookies. Since this may vary (depending on who made the Lengua de Gato), my advice is just to add the coconut oil one teaspoon at a time until it just stops being dry and crumbly. Use the minimum amount of oil possible.