Guys. Trader Joe’s is FINALLY in Denver! I grew up in Southern California, and the Thousand Oaks TJ’s was one of my favorite places to go. Does anyone remember the habeas crispus chips? SO GOOD. I don’t know if it was around then, because I only recently discovered Speculoos Cookie Butter at the Trader Joes near my mom’s house in Maryland. I’m so thankful it is finally here though… because I got to grab some of the delicious cookie butter and make these amazingly divine No Bake Speculoos Oatmeal Cookies.
These cookies are sweet, have a buttery oatmeal flavor, and a delicious, slightly-spicy gingerbread taste. If you’ve ever tried the speculoos cookies, you’ll know just how addictive they are! Well, some absurdly genius person decided to grind them up and make a spreadable butter out of them. Cause, you know, peanut butter wasn’t diabetes inducing enough.
Well thanks to that evil genius, we’re blessed with some of the most delicious stuff on the planet. Has anyone else ever snuck downstairs in the middle of the night just to dip a tiny spoon in some yummy cookie butter? No? Come on, I know you all do it.
With just a little stirring, you can make these deliriously sinful and addictive little morsels from heaven, too. And put away the spoon… cause you’re going to be sneaking down for these bad boys in the middle of the night soon. That is, you know, if you don’t eat the whole batch and actually have some leftover.
Ready? Put on the stretchy pants, and lets get to making them!
Update: I specified whole milk because with two toddlers who are 90%+ percentile height and >20% weight, its what we have. It shouldnt hurt to use skim milk/almond milk/rice milk/whatever milk.
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup speculoos cookie butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 1/4 cups quick cook oats
- In a large saucepan, combine butter, milk, speculoos and sugar and bring to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat.
- Add in vanilla, mix.
- Fold in oats and stir well. Depending on your oats, you may either need a little more oats, or a little more milk. They should come together to be thick, gooey and hold their shape when placed on wax paper or a silpat.
- Place rounded spoonfuls onto wax paper (or silpat) and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to completely cool and help set.
- When set, enjoy!
PS- it’s probably best Trader Joe’s has been absent from Colorado for so long. Can you imagine access to these cookies during a breakup? Or girls night? I’d be 500 pounds.