Homemade Nutter Butters

There is no reason to make these cookies.  No reason at all.

Honestly, Nutter Butter cookies are perfection in their current, packaged gloriousness.

Ask my husband, he’ll tell you.



He is way more fond of boxed-mix-cake than the from-scratch variety, he likes his pizza dough from a can versus the homemade alternative and while he LIKED these Nutter Butter-substitutes, he could care whether I took the time to make them, or if I just opened the plastic packaging.

He’s a weirdo.

But since we all know who’s the brains of the operation over here I will tell you that while Nutter Butters from the supermarket are good, these are REALLY good.  And they’re soft, so they kind of win by default.

But like I said…there’s no reason to make these.  Unless you like rideeeeculously good cookies that will make you question your husband’s sanity from here forward.

Or something like that.


Homemade Nutter Butters.

The steps are easy.

You’ll need a bunch of this stuff…

You’ll be using it in the cookie dough and the filling.


First make the cookie dough.  Before you bake the cookies, the dough needs to get acquainted with the ketchup in the fridge for a bit.  Sometimes you need to force friendships.

Then make little dough logs and roll them in some sugar.  Dude, that’s completely inappropriate.

Then you’ll need to squish, fork and pinch the logs.  I can’t believe I just typed that.

They will look like this when they come out of the oven…if they spread too much give the middles a little pinch while they’re warm…

Let them cool and pair them 2 by 2.  Because now comes the time to let each cookie meet its mate for life.

Slather on some peanut butter filling and let the cookies smush.

{It’s possible this post is so dirty because I am about half-way through the book 50 Shades of Grey… my mind is straight-up in the gutter}

So that’s it.

50 shades of delicious.

I won’t say I told you so.

Homemade Nutter Butters
makes approx 30 sandwich cookies
  • 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
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • approx ⅓ 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 mixer beat butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds on medium-high speed. 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. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°
  3. Form chilled dough first into 1 inch balls and then form into a log shape. Roll the log-shaped dough in extra granulated sugar and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Using a fork press down on cookie creating a criss-cross pattern. Pinch the center to create the peanut shape.
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet 2-3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
  1. In a large bowl beat butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Slowly add in your powdered sugar and turn mixer speed up to medium and beat until filling is smooth. Add your milk, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Spread a heaping tablespoon of filling onto the bottom of one of the peanut butter cookies and then top with another cookie to create sandwich.
*if your cookies spread too much pinch the middles when they come out of the oven so your "nut" shape is preserved!
store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

I want 50 shades of deliciousness in my mouth right now! I was actually SERIOUSLY craving some nutter butters the other day (oh, pregnancy) and could get my hands on any. I’m just going to have to make these to satisfy a delayed craving. 😉 They look like the real thing!


I’ve made similar cookies, but never made them in the shape of Nutter Butters! So fun!

Janine (sugarkissed.net)
Janine (sugarkissed.net)

Oh man, nutter butters are the best! These have got tone beyond delicious! I luv how u made them in the traditional nutter butter shape too.


I love Nutter Butters! These look amazing. I can’t wait to give these a try. Dirty minds must bake together.

jen @ one curly fry

OK, these look absolutely amazing. Now you need to make Nutter Butter Ice Cream with these cookies!!

Jenny Flake

Cute cute cute!! I’m afraid to admit how many of these I could eat in one sitting 🙂 They look awesome!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

OMG you wrote, “pinch the logs” nothing after that sunk it really! Awesome!


I need these. Your husband is nuts. I’ve heard a lot of people are reading 50 shades of grey, but no one will say what it is about except that it gets kinky.


It’s kinky, sexy, romantic, …..indescribable. It’s about a soon-to-be/recent college grad who meets a young billionaire. Relations ensue. Definitely worth a read.

Ignore the comments below; I didn’t have any issue with the quality of the writing and I love to consider myself a picky reader.


Nutter Butters are Da-Bomb! I printed the recipe and will make after my husband and I eat the Fruity Pebbles rice krispy treats I made A-N-D the sugar cookie cheesecake I made (both in one day and it’s only the 2 of us). Oh boy!


I can’t wait to make these. I will be doing a few of your recipes for an event this weekend. 🙂
Have you read 50 Shades of Grey? Sounds like it. 🙂

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Your husband is crazy, these look amazing!

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bridget {bake at 350}

Love, Love, Love.

OK…I’ve never heard of this book. I’m a little scared to look for it at the library. 😉

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Love nutter butters! I do believe these would disappear rather quickly around here.


I’m a big fan of Nutter Butters, why have I never thought of making them at home? These are adorable, Shelly!


Hahaha, first I thought this said homemade nutbutter, and I was like ehhh, prolly won’t make that, but then I saw what it REALLY was, and um yeah, you know I’ll be making cookies!!!!!


These sound (and look) soooo tasty!


It’s good to have a dirty post every now and then! 🙂 And those cookies look AMAZE-BALLS (erm, logs)…. Nutter Butters and I are good friends, so I’ll have to try these sometime SOON!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

Amazing. I never liked peanut butter cookies until recently (crazy?) but I love peanut butter and these look like I must have them!
Pizza dough from a can? What is that? Ha

Honestly, I have a man like that too. He appreciates everything I make, and then out of the blue he begs for blue box mac and cheese! Men

Emilie @ Emilie

I can’t even imagine how great a SOFT and chewy nutter butter would be. These are so cute.

christa kelso

WOW! soooo cute! and so delicious looking!

Alicia Rogers

This thing looks fun. It was great to have the pictures along with the recipe. It should help me make the cookies in a better way.
Thanks for sharing.



Found this on Pinterest, so glad that I did they look so good! Love the pics too, thank you for the recipe….my kids thank you as well:)


Soft nutterbutters? Me still my heart.



Averie @ Averie Cooks

Omg I LOVE NB’s! They are sooooo good! I even grind them up and bake with them sometimes. Your little peanut shapes are just PERFECT!

Debby Pucci

What a great idea, these are so cute!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

These are so fun, and you even got the shape perfect! Love them.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

These sound freaking amazing! Yum!

Glory/ Glorious Treats

These look so delicious!! I’ve been craving a peanut buttter treat!


I laughed SO hard reading this post. My co_worker was also reading 50 Shades of Grey and said it was different than she expected ;). I just made a chocolate cake w/ peanut butter filling. The filling is exactly the same as above and I have extra so all I have to make is the cookies. I know my guy and his co-workers willLOVE these.


OMG these looks amazing – will definitely be trying out this recipe 🙂


I can think of a great reason to make these. I can make them gluten-free!! Haven’t had a Nutter Butter in years. Thanks for posting! I’m going to adapt it, die and go to a peanut butter filled heaven.


I’m glad you said that! I was reading through the comments to see if anyone else had tried it. I’m going to send the recipe to my sister who cooks GF/CF for my nephew.

Christina @ Ovenadventures

i’ve never had a nutter butter but i’ll take about 50 of these, like right now. my tummy is growling just thinking about these.

Jenah Parris

OMG!!! Really? Thanks a lot! This is destine to become the downfall of my family! LOL! We are HUGE Nutterbutter fans. These sound amazing! My least favorite part of the Nutterbutter is that it is hard! Oh man! Can’t wait to try these!

Debra Kapellakis

OH MY! Who in their right mind would choose store bought over homemade? EVER! lol I haven’t seen nutter butter cookies in over 20 years, WOW! My kids will now taste something I grew up on. Yeah! thank you for sharing


Your posts seriously never fail to crack me up. Not to mention your treats always look delish. Love your blog.



Cookie Sleuth

I hope my husband sticks with the store bought variety since I would want to eat all of these! The filling looks wonderfully versatile.

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

I love that you shaped these like NutterButters. Yum!

Um okay, these look amazing! And um, okay, I LOVED 50 shades…I read the whole trilogy because I am convinced I’m in love with Christian Grey, lol, totally kidding and now blushing since I’ve written that outloud, lol! I really liked the books though. Yes, not the best writer, but I love the way she makes you feel every emotion Anasthasia is feeling. Like here I was just thinking oh what a cute romance, then I got to chapter 8 and I’m like oh wait, I can’t keep reading this, just as she is like oh wait, I can’t keep… Read more »

Oh. My. Gosh. These look amazing – can’t wait to try them!! Thanks for sharing your creativeness – although my waistline won’t thank you. Maybe we need a link to a good exercise blog to kinda balance things out…!!

Tracy @ Pale Yellow

These cookies look awesome! I can’t wait to try them. BTW, I finished the 50 shades trilogy *cheeks blushing* and enjoyed every minute reading!!


Me too! I’m glad to hear you loved it as well, because I’m starting to feel alone in my fifty love 😉


Just beautiful!! But I have a weirdo hub too so I will add this recipe to the ‘some day’ pile…thanks!


I came here to find your sopapilla cheescake bar recipe & I was greeted with these 🙂 They look yummy!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

I want to make these cookies right now!!!! Why do I have to be in class?! Fantastic recipe 😀

Kim Campbell

I would totally make these! Crazy husband or not! And I giggled through the entire post! Thanks for sharing and making me crave Nutter Butters!

Marie in Va

These look fabulous! Going to have to try them!
And trust me… once you finish book 1– you’ll have to read book 2 and 3 immediately…….they don’t disappoint ;)Ahhhh Christian Grey…. 🙂

Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth

Hilarious! Especially because I am debating whether or not to read 50 shades and you are really freaking me out! Cookies look amazing and I cannot wait to make them!

Erin @ Sassin

I made these today (because I have no shame) and they have already received many a wide, amazed eye and gratuitous “mmmmmmmms!” Nice work, C&C.


I’m like the opposite version of your husband. I’m a girl. And I love all things homemade more than boxed mix. Especially when those things involve soft cookies over hard. I’d rather reserve my hard things for…well. Other things. You’re rubbing off on me.

I’m stopping now. 😛