Traders Joe's. I love you. I really do. Fell in love with you in the 90's when I lived in Arizona. When it comes to cookie butter, though, I had to go my own way. Not that I don't love your freaking amazing cookie butter and so do my children. I just could not part with that much money for a small jar of cookie butter. Maybe cashew butter or something like that, but not for sugar products. I have to draw the line somewhere.
I bought a package of Speculoos cookies from Aldi's and whirled it in my food processor, then I added enough oil to bring it together. I also spooned in a couple round tablespoons of confectioners sugar. Yes, very good. Yes, very flavorful. The one drawback, however, was that it was a bit grainy. But no one complained - that is for sure. Gone!