Who doesn't love a good cookie? If there's one thing for sure, it's that the U.S. just can't get enough of them. In fact, Americans consume around 2 billion of them per year and are eaten in approximately 95% of all households.
When speaking in terms of definitions, cookies are considered "little cakes" due to their size and shape. However, they do not always have to be consumed in that form. While you can really never have enough cookies, there are plenty of creative ways to eat them that think outside of the cookie box. Check out these ideas below: Make a cookie pie. The only things that America loves just as much as cookies are pies. That being said, why not combine two of the most delicious desserts out there?! When combined with the right ingredients, cookie crumbs make the perfect pie crust. To make a cookie pie, start with your favorite cookie flavor of choice. Typically, this recipe works best with crunchier cookies. If your cookie flavors are softer, simply pop them in the oven for a few minutes in order to dry them out. You need enough cookies to render 2 cups of crumbs. From there, place in a blender or food processor and blend until fine, sandlike crumbs form. Then, add a half stick of melted butter and pulse. Next, take the crumbly mixture and line into a pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 and when cooled, fill with your favorite pudding or whipped cream and top with even more cookie crumbs. Delicious! Create your own ice cream sandwiches. Perfect for any party or hot summer day, ice cream sandwiches are a satisfying handheld treat that children and adults alike enjoy. To make ice cream sandwiches, find two cookies of choice (if you're classic, go for chocolate chip cookies!). Then, scoop an ice cream of choice and make your sandwich! If you want to get extra fancy, roll the sides with your topping of choice. Freeze for 30 minutes to let it set before serving. Create your own cookie butter. Just when you thought cookies couldn't get any better, they came out with spreadable cookie butter. Now, you can make your own at home! While biscoff cookies are the traditional cookie butter flavor of choice, you can use whatever cookie recipe and flavor you desire. To make cookie butter, you need 2 cups of cookie crumbs of choice, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 cup heavy cream, and 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter. Stir the ingredients together until well combined. Do you like these recipes? How do you like to eat your favorite cookie flavors? Let us know in the comments below!