Homemade Nutter Butters (with Video)

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A soft, homemade peanut butter sandwich cookie, these Homemade Nutter Butters are even better than the store-bought version with their buttery peanut butter cookies and from-scratch peanut butter frosting.

How to make homemade nutter butters from scratch. These peanut butter sandwich cookies taste even better than the original, with buttery, tender cookies and a rich, peanut butter frosting filling.

Homemade Nutter Butters Recipe

Peanut butter cookies have always been a family favorite around here – and I’ll be honest, I tend to just stick to the 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe on the side of the peanut butter jar.

But, this week I thought I’d make something a little more special and decadent and was inspired by the classic Nutter Butter cookie.

These homemade nutter butters are softer than the original, but if you’d prefer a crunchier peanut butter cookie, you can bake your cookies a little longer. Cook them a bit under the crispiness that you’d like in your final cookies as they will crisp up a bit once cooled.

These cookies are the perfect combination of chewy on the inside with crispy edges. The cookies themselves are buttery, nutty, slightly salted and not too sweet, which is perfect once you sandwich two together with that thick and creamy peanut butter frosting. 

Other than their amazing flavor, my favorite thing about these easy peanut butter sandwich cookies is that the dough doesn’t need any chill time in the refrigerator. Just whip up the dough and get to baking!

As with most baking recipes, it’s important that your eggs and butter are at room temperature before proceeding with the dough, or else the dough will not combine correctly. I always have some butter in a dish on the counter, but my trick to getting eggs to room temperature faster is to stick them in a bowl of very warm (but not boiling) water for about 10 minutes.

Variations on these Nutter Butter Cookies:

  • swap out the peanut butter frosting for your favorite vanilla buttercream or chocolate frosting
  • dip half of the cookies in melted chocolate
  • make these cookies gluten-free by swapping out the all-purpose flour for a C4C blend (my friend tried this and verified it worked perfectly)
  • swap out the peanut butter frosting for plain old peanut butter
  • swap out 2 Tablespoons of the butter called for in the frosting for honey
  • skip the peanut shape and just make regular circular cookies for a smaller cookie and larger recipe yield

 

Check out our quick recipe video to see how easy these peanut butter sandwich cookies are to make – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:

 

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Homemade Nutter Butter Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients:

Peanut Butter Filling:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: swap out two tablespoons of the butter for honey, if desired.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Silicone Baking Mat
  • Offset Spatula

How to Make Homemade Nutter Butters

Peanut Butter Cookie Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, brown sugar and peanut butter for 2 minutes, or until smooth and sugar is no longer visibly grainy.

Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.

Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until just blended. Do not overmix the cookie dough.

Roll the peanut butter cookie dough into 1 inch balls.

Shape each ball 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 sides 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 the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. If they have lost their shape a bit, pinch them in the center while still warm to retain that classic peanut butter shape.

Peanut Butter Filling Directions:

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Beat in peanut butter, 1 cup of powdered icing sugar, milk and vanilla until combined.

Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar until smooth.

Cookie Assembly Directions:

Pair up cookies to try to match similar sizes.

Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling onto the bottom cookie and sandwich the top cookie overtop.

Repeat with all remaining cookies and filling.

 

Pin this Homemade Nutter Butter Cookie recipe for your next peanut butter dessert craving:

How to make homemade Nutter Butters, a soft, buttery peanut butter sandwich cookie with thick peanut butter frosting. These cookies are super easy to make and have that perfect chewy-crispy texture combination

Grab your free printable for our homemade nutter butter cookies recipe:

Yield: 24 Sandwich Cookies

Homemade Nutter Butters

Homemade Nutter Butters

How to make homemade nutter butters from scratch. These peanut butter sandwich cookies taste even better than the original, with buttery, tender cookies and a rich, peanut butter frosting filling.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 1/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Icing Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Whole Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Peanut Butter Cookie Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, brown sugar and peanut butter for 2 minutes, or until smooth and sugar is no longer visibly grainy.
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until just blended. Do not overmix the cookie dough.
  6. Roll the peanut butter cookie dough into 1 inch balls.
  7. Shape each ball 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 sides 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 the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. If they have lost their shape a bit, pinch them in the center while still warm to retain that classic peanut butter shape.

Peanut Butter Filling Directions:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Beat in peanut butter, 1 cup of powdered icing sugar, milk and vanilla until combined.
  3. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar until smooth.

Cookie Assembly Directions:

  1. Pair up cookies to try to match similar sizes.
  2. Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling onto the bottom cookie and sandwich the top cookie overtop.
  3. Repeat with all remaining cookies and filling.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 5g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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