Homemade Cookie Butter


Cookie Butter. I love it, you love it, Trader Joe’s sells a ton of it. They do make really delicious ones, but I never really thought to make my own, until I saw this Bustle video showing how to make it, using only four ingredients. Naturally, I had to make it. I made a lot of s’mores earlier this week, but couldn’t use any of the broken graham crackers. Nothing ever goes to waste, so, Graham Cracker Cookie Butter coming up. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of any cookie of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk

The instructions couldn’t be easier. First, take a blender or food processor and throw in the cookies. Blend them up completely. Then, add in the butter, condensed milk and evaporated milk, and blend that all together. That’s it! Eat it right away, or seal it in a container or jar and keep it in the fridge for up to a couple weeks. But, let’s be real, it won’t even stand a chance lasting that long. 


Think Coffee


When it comes to coffee, we’ve been conditioned into a culture of absurd sounding beverage combinations with cups that often have a name written on them that’s not even close to our own. “Kevin”? No, my name’s Katherine, thanks. Well, if good coffee is what you’re after, you can head to Think Coffee in one of their five NYC locations. I visited the one in Union Square. 


Think is dedicating their practice to fairness in the coffee trade, from farmer to customer, and also run their own Farm and Social Projects. They also donate 10% of their profits to local non-profits, taking care of low-income families, including daycare, early childhood education and programs for inner-city youth, teens and seniors. I mean, how amazing is that? Their wallpaper isn’t too shabby either (above). 


If you need a bite to go along with your cup, they offer a breakfast menu until 11am, and lots of sandwiches and baked goods throughout the day. 


I grabbed a Peanut Butter Cookie, which comes in from a local bakery. It was big, crispy, crunchy, peanut-buttery goodness. 


And then, of course, I got a coffee, a Cappuccino. The coffee was rich and smooth and served up with creamy, foamed milk. 

The Shorts:
Name: Think Coffee
Location: 123 4th Avenue, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. There’s plenty of seating here too for a meeting, laptop working, or relaxing with some coffee and a snack. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, whether you get your things to-go or hang out, you’ll walk away with some quality goods.