Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Homemade Nutter Butters

Homemade Nutter Butters are a literal game changer. They are soft, with crisp edges, loaded with peanut butter flavor and filled with a delicious peanut butter buttercream!

Ok, so Nutter Butter Cookies from the supermarket are good, they are. And surely, the whole idea of making Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies is totally extra…but friends, these are REALLY good. Like omg YESSSSS good. Plus, you probably have all the Nutter Butter Ingredients in your kitchen right now!AND they’re soft, so they kinda win by default.

Soft cookies > Hard cookies all day everyday.

Homemade Nutter Butters

The steps are easy, but there are a few. Stay with me.

Of course, you will need peanut butter…

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

The dough comes together quickly, but you will need to chill it for an hour, so it’s easy to roll into little logs.

You’ll roll them in some granulated sugar, and then use a fork to create the criss-cross shape.

Then give the center a pinch, to get the classic Nutter Butter shape!

Then bake them until they are golden brown at the edges.

Homemade Nutter Butters

NOTE – if they spread too much while they’re baking, just give the middles a little pinch while they’re warm to keep the shape!

Let them cool, make your filling and pair them up to create the sandwiches.


You won’t ever want to buy store bought Nutter Butters again!

Homemade Nutter Butters

I’ll take 4 please!



Homemade Nutter Butters

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade Nutter Butters are a peanut butter lovers dream!



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


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 tablespoons milk



  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter, peanut butter, and both sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes on medium speed. Add in eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and baking powder continuing to mix until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. Turn the mixer to low and add in flour, mixing until just combined. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. Form the chilled dough into 1- inch balls and then roll them into a log shape. Coat each log in  granulated sugar and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Using a fork, press down on the dough creating a criss-cross pattern. Pinch the center to create the peanut shape.
  5. Bake for 7-8 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet 2-3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.


  1. In the clean bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and peanut butter together on medium speed until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar 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 3 days.

Keywords:: nutter butter cookie recipe, homemade peanut butter cookies, easy cookie recipe

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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144 Responses
  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. cherise

    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.

    1. Lynne

      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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. SWeetsugarbelle

    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!!!!!

    1. shelly

      Yeah, you’re not going to want to check this out at the library. This is an “in private”, “download so there is no evidence” kinda book.

  9. Liz

    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. 🙂

    1. shelly

      What are you making?
      I am about half way through with 50 Shades.. It’s very, ummm, well…
      Honestly, it’s not my favorite book. Not because of all the sexy-time, but because the writing is so so bad.

      1. Devon

        I couldn’t agree more on your book review! We are reading it for my book club right now (THAT should be an interesting discussion!) and I can’t even get over how atrocious the writing is.

          1. Maria

            Love nutter butters, can’t wait to try there. 50 shades of grey is a copy of the Story of O, and not as well written…

  10. Monica

    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!

  11. 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.

    1. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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