Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Nutter Butter fan? These Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies are the epitome of peanut butter cookie deliciousness – with the exception of homemade peanut butter cookies, of course. This recipe results in the same taste as the storebought cookies, and pretty damn easy to make.

Back (okway back) before I turned 30, I loved sweets.


M&M’s, tiramasu, cheesecake… and Key Lime Pie was my favorite.

As a matter of fact, my husband brought home a key lime pie for my last birthday knowing I wouldn’t want a traditional cake. He’s a sentimental sap, bless his heart.

I have no idea what changed; out of nowhere I lost my affinity for eating sweet stuff. Maybe I got burned out because when Mark and I first got married we had to get a Dairy Queen Blizzard every single night for about a year.

That nightly habit changed quickly to fattening ass popcorn with our American Idol/Boston Legal obsession – I do not recommend it, the gluttony led us straight up knocking on Jenny Craig’s door. Not joking.

No need in depriving yourself, but everything in moderation, kids.

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Every now and then I like a bite of chocolate, like a Hershey’s mini.

Or two.

So, when I make something sweet it’s mainly for my kids and my husband.

I just want something hot and spicy. With some cheese on top.

Not to say that cheesy hot shit isn’t fattening. Again, moderation.

Another one of my favorites was Nutter Butter cookies. I absolutely LOVED those things, so I found ran across a recipe from Cookies and Cups and made them just for fun.


The recipe was on point. They were good – just ask my kids.

But don’t ask Mark because he’ll say he doesn’t like peanut butter but he ate a shit ton of them anyway (as usual).

The kids asked me to make them again.

I think I might.


Here’s the printable for Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies –

Recipe credited to Cookies and Cups

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes 7 seconds
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes 7 seconds



  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • approx 1/3 cup extra sugar for rolling


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


  1. In a large bowl with a mixer beat butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds on medium-high speed.
  2. Lower mixer to medium and add eggs and vanilla continuing to mix until combined. Turn mixer to low and add in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  3. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°
  5. Form chilled dough first into 1 inch balls and then form into a log shape.
  6. Roll the log-shaped dough in extra granulated sugar and place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Using a fork press down on the cookie creating a criss-cross pattern. Pinch the center to create the peanut shape.
  8. Bake for 6-8 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
  9. Cool on baking sheet 2-3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
  10. In a large bowl beat butter and peanut butter together until smooth.
  11. Slowly add in your powdered sugar and turn the mixer speed up to medium and beat until filling is smooth. Add your milk, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  12. Spread a heaping tablespoon of filling onto the bottom of one of the peanut butter cookies and then top with another cookie to create a sandwich.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 921Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 613mgCarbohydrates: 104gFiber: 3gSugar: 76gProtein: 14g

The provided nutrition calculated may not always be accurate.

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Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Ali

    Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂

  2. LOL, I enjoy your writing as much as I enjoy your recipes! My hubs would say the same thing about almost anything…he doesn’t like this, he doesn’t like that, but at the end the stuff is all gone thanks to him and his ” I just wanted something sweet to eat” what can I say, got to love them men! Thank you for sharing your nutter butter cookies, they look delicious! Looking forward to your next link at the Fluster Buster party, Lizy party co host!

  3. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love

    Nutter Butters are my favorite! I can’t wait to make these…thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  4. Dina

    they look yummy!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Dina 🙂

  5. Charlene

    These look great. I’m not a big fan of sweets either. Every time I make cookies I end up sprinkling them with sea salt. My poor child will grow up thinking salted cookies are normal. lol

    1. Dixie Chik

      LOL! Love that 🙂

  6. Sherry

    I know EXACTLY what you mean about growing out of your sweets cravings! I used to be “all sweets, all the time” but did a complete turnaround a few years ago. Now I’m all about the salty stuff. Homemade nutter butters could make me change my mind, though. I think I have to try this recipe!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Nothing like salt and spice 🙂

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Stephanie – it’s a great recipe!

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