Cookie Butter

First of all, maybe I should stop pretending to be doing VeganMoFo and just admit that I’m blogging only slightly more frequently than I might usually during the month of October. I’ve been traveling, taking care of some personal stress, and spending most of the baby’s short nap times working on a creative writing project. So, writing about sandwiches has fallen by the wayside and I’m not going to apologize.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way. . .

Cookie butter.┬áIt’s my new favorite.

A few weeks ago, a Trader Joe’s opened in my area (about an hour and a half’s drive from me, but still) and I could hardly wait to visit. When we lived in Manhattan, Trader Joe’s allowed me to purchase specialty vegan items and occasional prepared foods without going broke. This visit, I picked up a jar of cookie butter, a spread made from Speculoos after a friend insisted it would change my toast-eating life. I’m now addicted.

Imagine cinnamon graham crackers with the texture and consistency of peanut butter and you’ll have a rough idea of how cookie butter tastes. So far I’ve mostly eaten it on toast and with apples. I know it’s pretty popular in vegan circles these days, so please, readers, tell me what to do with my cookie butter, besides eat it straight from the jar with a spoon.