Until a few weeks ago, I'd never tried Biscoff or cookie butter. I know my weaknesses - and I know I have no self control around certain things. For instance, I can't have salt & vinegar chips, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or cheese puffs in my home at any time. At all. The last time I bought Cinnamon Toast Crunch I thought to myself, "It's just cereal. It's not that bad now and then. Just show some self control!" A few hours later I was sitting cross-legged on the floor of my kitchen, covered in a fine dusting of cinnamon sugar, staring blankly into an empty cereal box.
So unless I have someone with me who will share the goodies, someone I know will eat their half and not allow me to snarfle the entire box/bag down in one sitting, I just don't buy those things. And I had a pretty good feeling that cookie butter would fall into the same category. I've flown Delta - I've hoarded those Biscoff cookies on the plane - and I like to think I'm self aware enough to realize that Biscoff cookies whipped into spreadable form would be BAD NEWS for me. So I just didn't buy it - I walked past the Speculoos cookie butter jars at Trader Joe's, I ignored the Biscoff spread at the grocery store. But eventually curiosity got the best of me, and I bought a jar of Biscoff spread. BAD IDEA. This stuff is crack. It's pure evil in a jar. After eating a quarter of the jar WITH A SPOON (ugh) I realized that unless I used the Biscoff in a recipe I could share with others (because I'm not going to give anyone a spoon to dig into the jar with me, that would just be WEIRD, right?) this was going to end badly. So I made these unbelievably delish Biscoff oatmeal cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod, and they were a major win. I shared them with my friends and we all enjoyed the cookies, and I went home and rested easy knowing that there wasn't a full jar of Biscoff waiting to taunt me. And I swore that I'd never buy it again. Until last Monday, when I bought a jar of cookie butter at Trader Joe's. WHY DID I DO THAT?! AAAHHHHH! I ate a quarter of the jar AGAIN (because I'll never learn) and then decided to make cookies to share again. I wanted to try something new, so I tried these Biscoff spread cookies from Baking Bites. OMG. They're soft and cakey and moist and perfect! And they store well - I stored mine in a Tupperware container for a few days and they kept perfectly. Fortunately I had a chance to share them with friends so now there's just one lone cookie left in the pantry - and maybe 1/4 jar left of the cookie butter. I still haven't figured out a way to prevent myself from attacking it with a spoon, and I don't think I'll be buying it again any time soon, so I'm going to savor that last cookie. Assuming The Mr. doesn't get to it first.