Cookie Butter Fudge

With my new found affection for cookie butter, I decided that one thing I had to try was a Cookie Butter Fudge.  The hint of cinnamon from the cookie butter, the creamy texture of this fudge, will have you wanting more!

Cookie Butter Fudge

This yummy little cookie butter fudge treat made it in a goodie box that I sent to Christopher.  I have always been a fan of homemade fudge, but always have been candy challenged when trying to make it.  So, when it turns out for me, then I have to share it.

The secret to creamy delicious fudge!

I found this little secret out years ago when making peanut butter fudge and I don’t know why I didn’t just always use it when attempting fudge recipes.  There is one ingredient that will work magic in your fudge making.  It is 3 little words.  Cream of Tartar.  I found out that it helps to set your fudge by breaking down the sucrose, eliminating the graininess that you can get with sugar.  It turns your fudge into the creamiest, dreamiest, sweetest little bite of comfort you ever had and comfort was something my entire family has needed this past week.

Cookie Butter Fudge

My Uncle Lyle passed away on Saturday, November 15 and today is his memorial.  I won’t make it home today for his memorial, but I will be there in heart and spirit.  He had just turned 80 this year and wasn’t in the greatest of health.  Even so, his passing happened very quickly and was unexpected when it did happen.  I want to dedicate this post today to him.  I’m pretty sure he would have approved of this recipe.  I’m going to miss him and I am so happy I had the opportunity to see him in October when I went home for a visit.  May he rest in peace.  I will always have a super soft spot in my heart that will always be there just for him. Love you forever, love you for always Uncle Lyle.

Cookie Butter Fudge

Cookie Butter Fudge

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Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie Butter Fudge
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 148kcal


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cookie butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Combine sugar, cream of tartar and milk.
  • Boil until soft ball is formed when placed in cold water or 234 degrees on candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  • Add butter, cookie butter, and vanilla. Stir to combine and pour into 8×8 pan that has been lined with foil. Let fudge cool about 5 more minutes, then cut and store.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 23mg | Sugar: 18g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Anonymous November 20, 2014 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Love this! Do you use the cookie butter from the jar from Trader Joe's?


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  2. Linda November 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    So sorry for the loss of your uncle, HoneyB. 🙁

    I got on your blog to see if you were affected by the massive snowfall – hope you are doing OK.

    I never knew about cream of tartar in fudge. I always have a graininess issue! Thanks so much for sharing your tip.

  3. Michelle Muse November 21, 2014 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Sorry for the passing of your uncle.
    This looks amazing!

  4. Lynda Olsen November 21, 2014 at 4:19 am - Reply

    So sorry about your uncle.

    I had to stop by and say YUM! for the fudge. I didn't know about using cream of tarter so I really learned a new trick too. Thanks Shelby!

  5. Renée J. (RJFlamingo) November 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your uncle, Shelby. He'll always be with you in your heart. xox

    I've always been candy-challenged, so I'm grateful for your sharing your little secret! Thank you!

    Pinning, Stumbling & sharing! 🙂

  6. Mamal Diane November 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    So sorry about your uncle, what a nice tribute. I can't wait to try your secret. Your picture is beautiful, made me want this fudge now!!! 🙂

  7. mealplanmaven November 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry about the loss of your uncle. How sweet of you to dedicate this post to him. Your fudge is beautiful and I know will be enjoyed by many this holiday season.

  8. Marie Poulin November 21, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss! Your recipe looks fantastic!

  9. Kim Mancuso November 21, 2014 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss Shelby. What a nice dedication post in your uncle's honor. Fudge is definitely something sweet and comforting, just like this post. Prayers to you and your family.

  10. Kristin King November 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    This looks super creamy and yummy! I love fudge! Sorry to hear about your uncle but glad you got to see him not too long ago!

  11. honeyb November 22, 2014 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Sorry about your uncle. <3
    Ooh, cookie butter fudge. I'd cheat for a bite of that. And love the secret of cream of tartar, can't wait to try it–do you say it will help if you just put it in any ol' fudge recipe? Or should one be looked for that has it in the recipe?

  12. megan November 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Sorry about the passing of your uncle….

    However, I am very excited to learn how to make fudge properly without condensed milk – I have attempted to make it many, many times, and it always comes out grainy or doesn't set properly.

  13. Carrie R November 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but what a touching memorial to your uncle.
    I love this idea of a cookie butter fudge. I pretty much love all the cookie butter things. 😉

  14. Sandra Shaffer November 22, 2014 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss, Shelby. It made me smile to think your uncle would approve of your Cookie Butter Fudge! I approve too 🙂

  15. Carlsbad Cravings November 24, 2014 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Shelby, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your Uncle My Uncle Lyle. I am sure he would have approved this recipe as well and raved about it! I have yet to try cookie butter but this looks like the perfect first recipe for it!

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