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Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies
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5 from 12 votes

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Author: Jill


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



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

Filling Directions:

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