Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter

Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter ~ A little free time is a mixed blessing.  The other day I was without a car and without my laptop for a good part of the day.  That kind of double whammy doesn’t happen very often, and when it does, I get a little stir crazy.  I could have done so many things with the time, like tackle the year-old ironing pile, clear off my desk, read a good book… instead I did this.

cookies and cream peanut butter

But don’t worry, this won’t take a lot of your time.  If you’ve got 10 minutes and a food processor, you’re in for a treat.  2 sleeves of cookies, and 2 cups of peanuts makes a new player in the cookie butter game.  Technically I guess it’s a hybrid, part cookie butter, part nut butter.  Whatever, it’s good.

oreo cookie peanut butter
making cookies and cream peanut butter

cookies and cream peanut butter 2

It’s a lot of fun to watch the different stages this goes through.  The cookies make a racket clanking around the food processor at first, then it sounds like coarse sand, then it turns into a giant ball that finally breaks down into a smooth deep blackish brown butter.  Then the nuts go in and it starts over again.

silky Oreo peanut butter

The cookie butter will be quite liquid just after it’s made but it will firm up as it sits.  Use it for spreading, dunking, spoon it over ice cream, take it wherever your imagination leads you.

peanut butter made with Oreo cookies

You know what they say about idle hands…

Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter

Category: dessert

Ingredients

  • 26 Oreo cookies (2 rows from the 14 oz package)
  • 2 cups roasted peanuts (I used salted)

Instructions

  1. Put the cookies in the bowl of a processor and process until completely smooth. You'll need a full sized machine for this job, the small bowl won't fit all the cookies and nuts. In my machine this took a full 5 minutes. Pulse the machine and scrape down the sides if necessary. It will be dry and grainy for the first couple of minutes, then it will become a giant ball of stiff dough. Keep it going until the dough breaks down, and starts to loosen up. Eventually you will get a smooth buttery texture. When in doubt, keep processing. 5 minutes should be enough.
  2. Add in the peanuts, and repeat the process for another 5 minutes. The butter is done when you have a sooth, creamy thick consistency. When in doubt, keep processing.
  3. Pour the cookie/nut butter into a jar with a tight fitting lid and store at room temperature.
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Notes:

  • Try this with almonds instead of peanuts!

 

Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter

chocolately cookies and cream peanut butter

Have a fun weekend!

 

13 Comments

  • Reply
    Nina :)
    March 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Hi, this looks INCREDIBLE! I was just wondering what food processor you use? I have a small 2 cup one and a large 8 cup one, both of which are pulse-only and if you keep them running, as you would for making peanut butter, they are prone to overheating and blowing the motor (I learned this the hard way…) thank you in advance! :)

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      I used my full sized Cuisinart processor for this, Nina. I also have their ‘mini-prep’ model, and it does a good job on smaller nut butters, but I can only do a cup of nuts at a time.

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    Sue
    October 23, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Not sure—it didn’t last long around here…but I’d eat it up within the month.

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    Anonymous
    June 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Could you make this with Oreos and peanut butter? It would the consistency be really different?

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    wee
    May 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    So the bad news is I have all of the ingredients for this in my cupboard, so I have to run into the kitchen and THROW THEM ALL AWAY because if I make this I’m going to be in BIG trouble…

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    shannon weber
    May 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

    i can NOT even talk to you about this. you just made me gain like, maybe 4 pounds. :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    May 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Oh gosh, this looks insanely good! Another friend I know just posted about an Oreo/PB a week or so ago and it reminds me that in my book I made a PB-Nutella-Oreo spread. Pretty much anything with PB and Oreos is destined to be amazing and yours looks just that!!

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    Chris Scheuer
    May 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Holy Schmoly that looks amazing!! Maybe we could have an ironing party together one day Sue! My pile has never gone down to nothing since I started blogging. I’d only do it though if we could have a tub of this stuff to nibble on as we iron! :)

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    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    May 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Oh my gawsh, that’s ridiculousness! I need some.

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