Cookie butter is the rage around here right now. I use Liz Marek's MMF recipe for my fondant. I was thinking about replacing the shortening in the recipe with cookie butter. I'm wondering if anyone has tried this or tried making cookie butter fondant??
IF you find out if it works I would love to know!
I'm afraid I must be waaaayyyy out of things~ what is cookie butter?
jgifford you're not the only one. What makes it different from regular butter?
I can't imagine using cookie butter. It has crushed cookies in it, so it is grainy. I certainly would not want to bite into grainy fondant. I would think it would be like having sand in it, or unmelted sugar.
I've seen several recipes lately with cookie butter as an ingredient, but never heard of it until very recently. What is it and how is it made?
It has a similart consistency to peanut butter. You can buy it in a jar or you can make it yourself. It is made with a spiced butter cookie and tastes amazing. I love the stuff and so do my customers. I would love to flavor my fondant with it. I'm sure someone must have thought of this before me, but I can't find anything about it, so thought I would ask here.
I got to try it when a coworker brought some in to the office to share. She gets hers at Trader Joe's market. They have several regular flavors available all year round, and some seasonal specialty flavors. I liked the flavor but could not get past the texture. It is not really like peanut butter. Well, almost, it is spreadable. But peanut butter (except for the chunky) is creamy smooth. Cookie butter is creamy but grainy due to the cookie crumbs. Which is why I can't imagine it in fondant.
So it worked! The cookie butter that I have is not grainy at all, very smooth like creamy peanut butter. I didn't replace the shortening, I just added some cookie butter to the fondant when I mixed it and it worked! It will not be white as you can see in the picture, but it rolled beautifully. I think I could have added more, the flavor is subtle, but there. Anyway, I'm glad I tried it. Here's a picture of a cake I covered just to see if it would work.[postimage id="5242" thumb="900"]
Would you mind sharing what brand or flavor of cookie butter! When I bought some mine was grainy so I would love to know what you got!