Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Homemade Nutter Butters

Although these cookies may not be in the peanut shape of a nutter butters they still have that same taste. soft peanut butter cookie with a whipped cream peanut butter filling. I have to admit I'm not really a peanut butter person but these are really addicting.
2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 C smooth peanut butter
1/2 C granulated sugar
1/2 C packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
peanut butter filling

In a bowl whisk together flour,baking soda and salt and set aside. Place butter, peanut butter and sugars in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat on medium high speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. with mixer on low speed at flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Divide dough into two pieces and cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line tow large baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough using a 2 inch round cookie cutter. Transfer cookies to prepared pans and put in fridge for 15 minutes until firm. Then transfer the sheet pans to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Using a offset spatula, spread 1 tablespoon filling onto the flat sides of half of the cookie. Sandwich cookies.

peanut butter filling:
6 tbl. unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 C confectioners sugar
3/4 C smooth peanut butter
3 tbl. heavy cream

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine all the ingredients. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.


  1. These are a peanut butter lover's dream. I am wondering what I would have to do to use almond butter. I have a jar, I want to use up. While I ponder this, I would like to make it with the peanut butter. Thanks.

  2. Oh my gosh! This is peanut butter heaven for sure! They look great and gooey too!