Soft peanut butter cookies filled with luscious peanut butter cream — these Homemade Nutter Butter cookies might just be better than the “real” thing!
Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies
Nutter Butter cookies are one of my favorite guilty pleasures — but I had no idea they were so easy to make yourself at home!
And like pretty much anything else, homemade tastes sooo much better!
Of course, since we made our copycat Nutter Butter cookies by hand, they’re not all perfect looking, but let me tell you, the flavor is off the charts!!
First we started with a super-soft peanut butter cookie, then we filled our Nutter Butter sandwiches with a decadent peanut butter cream. Y’all…this peanut butter cream…I could just eat it straight out of the bowl!
So if you have time or want a fun and unique baking project to do with the kids, this homemade Nutter Butter recipe is worth it!
(And I just have to say that I still do love the original Nutter Butter cookies! We’ve actually used them to decorate for a few special occasions, like our Football Player Nutter Butters and our Nutter Butter Chicks for Easter).
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How to Make Nutter Butter Cookies (Photo Step-by-Step)
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After our batter was ready, we divided it up into 1″ balls (one ball per cookie half). This made it easy to make sure we had an even number before we started shaping the cookies.
Next, we rolled the cookie balls into log shapes and dunked them in a mixing bowl with sugar, so that the entire surface was coated.
Finally, we pressed the cookie dough logs flat with a fork and pinched the middle to made a copycat Nutter Butter shape.
After baking, we spread a generous spoonful of peanut butter cream onto half of the cookies, and pressed another cookie on top to make cookie sandwiches.
See the whole process in action with our 1-minute tutorial video in the recipe card below!
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Soft peanut butter cookies filled with luscious peanut butter cream — these Homemade Nutter Butter cookies might just be better than the "real" thing!
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sugar to roll the dough in
- 1/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Pour 1/2 cup of sugar into a small bowl and set aside.
- Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Using a standing mixer or electric hand mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and peanut butter.
- Add the egg and vanilla and continue mixing.
- Gradually pour bowl of dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
- Divide dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter each.
- Form each ball into a log shape, then roll in sugar.
- Place logs on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Using the tines of a fork, make a criss-cross pattern in your dough logs, then pinch the middle of the cookie to make a peanut shape.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned on the edges, but still soft in center.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Using a standing mixer, beat butter on medium speed until fluffy.
- Mix in peanut butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.
- Gradually mix in the remaining powdered sugar until smooth.
- Group your baked cookies into pairs, then spoon 1 Tablespoon of filling on the bottom cookie for each pair.
- Place a second cookie onto the top of the filling to create a sandwich.
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.
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