Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies are even better than the original, with soft peanut butter cookies and a decadent peanut butter cream filling.


- brown sugar - powdered sugar  - baking powder - sugar - egg - peanut butter - butter - flour  - vanilla - milk

How to Make Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until smooth.

Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix until just combined.

Use a medium cookie scoop (#40) to divide the dough into 30 equal portions.

Divide each dough ball in half, and roll into balls. Place two dough balls side by side on prepared baking sheet and flatten each slightly to join them together, making them into a peanut shape.

Use a fork to press the criss cross shape on the cookies, pinch the middle to ensure the peanut shape stays. Repeat until all dough has been made into peanut shapes, making sure each cookie is at least 2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 6-8 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden. Allow the cookies to cool completely

To make the frosting, in a large bowl, beat the peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.

Add half the powdered sugar and mix until smooth, add 2 tablespoons of milk and mix well. Add the remaining powdered sugar and beat until fully mixed. Mix in the vanilla extract, and add additional milk a teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

To assemble, flip half the baked cookies so that the bottom is facing up and pipe or spread a generous amount of peanut butter frosting over the surface. Place a second cookie on top and gently press down to create cookie sandwiches.

If you are a peanut butter cookie lover, this is going to be your new favorite fun cookie recipe! Swipe up for the full recipe!