I'm trying to make mug cookies and it calls for cookie butter, which I don't have. Can I use peanut butter instead?

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    The cookie butter I've heard of is basically spreadable speculoos/gingersnaps (i.e. ground up cookies plus oil to make it spreadable). Is that likely to be what your recipe is talking about? (Could you just post/link to the recipe?)
    – Cascabel
    Apr 19, 2015 at 7:19
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    The consistency is essentially the same; given the small size of most mug recipes, I think it would be worth making one to see how it turns out.
    – Erica
    Apr 19, 2015 at 13:17

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Peanut butter and cookie butter are quite different in taste: your end-result will be very different as well.

To make your own cookie butter, take 66% gingerbread cookies, 33% unsalted butter (left out of the fridge) and mix into a paste.

That being said: if you really like peanut butter and you're making this for yourself: go for it: the texture is about the same. I would add a bit of honey or jam to the peanut butter as well as cookie butter is a bit sweeter then peanut butter.

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