Never has the Cook E. Monster experienced such a loss of self-control as when confronted with a fresh jar of Trader Joe's Cookie Butter. The only responsible thing to do is to pass the information. This is in hopes that we will not be the only lonely addict who instinctively knows that this spread, made from crushed Belgian biscuits, will be terrific on top of lots of things yet we'll never know this firsthand because it won't make it past the spoon.
Seriously. Peanut butter is just fine and dandy, but we can't say we've ever eaten an entire jar with a spoon. Cookie butter, which has the consistency of creamy peanut butter and has hints of cinnamon and nutmeg (the jar calls it "reminiscent of gingerbread" but there's no ginger), definitely deserves to be put on toast, biscuits, pancakes, or ice cream -- but that all takes too much time. Does this come in an intravenous delivery system? We'd consider shooting it up for sure.
The product is a popular offering in Belgium, where it enjoys a similar ubiquity to the chocolate hazelnut spread Nutella. Despite what looks like a mega-decadent product, the nutritional information isn't totally out of control. In fact, one tablespoon contains 90 calories, six grams of fat, and five grams of sugar. Two tablespoons of this stuff and you're going to feel pretty satisfied. Or you will eat a third of the jar in one sitting. There's probably no in between.