Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Course cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Author Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C light brown sugar
  • 1 C smooth peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C sugar to roll the dough in

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. Using a standing mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and peanut butter.
  4. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until just blended.
  6. Form dough into 1 inch balls.
  7. Shape into a log and roll log in sugar.
  8. Place logs on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  9. Using the tines of a fork, make a criss-cross pattern in the dough.
  10. Pinch the middle of the cookie to make a peanut shape.
  11. Bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned on the edges and still soft in center.
  12. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Filling Directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat butter on medium speed until fluffy.
  2. Beat in peanut butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, the milk and vanilla.
  3. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar until smooth.
  4. Pair up cookies to their respective size partners
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling onto the bottom cookie
  6. Place the top cookie onto the top of the filling and create a sandwich
  7. Enjoy