Thank you to Cost Plus World Market + Bahlsen for sponsoring this post. I only share things I enjoy, so it was a pleasure to partner on this recipe.
When the weather begins to cool, I get pretty excited knowing the holidays are nearing. It means I can raid my scarf drawer and pretend I actually get dressed up, when in all reality I’m wearing the same outfit in different versions with one of my many scarves. Yes, that is my approach to fancy.
I also love the transition of seasonal flavors and all the Christmas baking. Light and vibrant turns to hearty and warm. Spices are used in abundance, and I have no problem with that whatsoever. To welcome this time of year, an upgrade on a classic seems right. For me, that’s gingerbread. It’s bold, spicy and a family favorite. Another fave – cookie butter. Now put those flavors together with a base of Leibniz Butter Biscuits by Bahlsen to create gingerbread cookie butter – a spread that you’ll gladly swipe across cookies and cakes and dunk nuts and pretzels into. You can eat it generously or scale back a bit because the flavors will wake the senses.
Entertaining will be in full swing, so I intend to craft one of my food boards to highlight my gingerbread cookie butter. It may look a little something like this. For balance, I included sweet and savory treats – easy things picked up all from Cost Plus World Market. The selection was endless and saved me a lot of time, which is valuable when the holiday hustle begins. While I know you’ll be quite busy too, I hope you’ll find time to make this spread to share with family and friends. It’s important to take a breather and spend time with those you love. In my circle, the way we do that involves eating together. I can’t wait to share this with them.
- 2 pkgs Bahlsen Leibniz Butter Biscuits
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 5 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3½ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1½ tsp ground cloves
- 1½ tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1½ cups water
- In a food processor or high-speed blender, add the butter biscuits. Process until fine crumbs are achieved.
- Add the spices, vanilla extract, molasses and oil. Process until blended.
- On a low speed, drizzle in the water slowly until a creamy consistency forms. It should be similar to peanut butter. All the water may not be used.
- Serve or store in air-tight jars in the refrigerator.
If you’d like to recreate this spread for yourself, these are the items I included. You can click here to find the closest Cost Plus World Market to you. If you’re in Arizona and live in the East Valley, go to the one at Chandler Pavilions. It’s new, big and the employees are so helpful.
Bahlsen Leibniz Butter Cookies | Organic Ground Ginger | Ground Allspice | Ground Nutmeg | Ground Cloves | Sweet Tree Organic Coconut Palm Sugar | Boyajian Vanilla Extract | Borgo De’ Medici Classic Almond Biscotti | Sugarbowl Mini Palmiers | Dark Chocolate Espresso Laceys | Reko Vanilla Pizzelle Cookies | Roasted and Salted Fancy Cashews | Sweet and Salty Cinnamon Praline Almonds | Peanut Butter Pretzels | Kii Naturals Fig & Black Sesame Artisan Crisps | La Panzanella Original Croccantini Crackers | Utz Butter Pretzel Sticks | Lazzaroni Amaretti Cookie Snaps | Mexican Wedding Cookies | Glass Weck Jars | Mini Spreader | Copper Measuring Spoons | Acacia Wood Lazy Susan | Element Shallow Bowls | Natural Linen Napkin | Mini Wooden Prep Bowl | White Sauce Dish
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GOOD LUCK FRIENDS!