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!

Homemade Nutter Butters

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies Are INSANELY Delicious!

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

Why Make Nutter Butters At Home?

Of course picking up that package at he store is easy, I get it. But this homemade version will have you doing a happy dance. The cookies are soft peanut butter cookies with lightly crisp and buttery edges. And they sandwich the most dreamy peanut butter buttercream of all times. If you are a peanut butter lover, this is the cookie for you.

How To Make Homemade Nutter Butters Step by Step:

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!

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Homemade Nutter Butters

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine 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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June 22, 2020 3:43 pm

Butter: Salted or unsalted?

April 2, 2020 7:42 am

Would it be ok to skip rolling the logs in sugar before baking?

May 28, 2019 10:01 pm

If I refrigerate the filling for a couple days before putting them on the cookies will it then be okay to sit out in room temp (in airtight container) for 3 days?

October 20, 2018 6:50 pm

Has anyone tried making these? mine did not keep there shape at all and expanded a lot?

May 3, 2018 8:39 pm

Super cute! I wanted to say, though, that I love your cookie tray. A well worn cookie tray is a thing of beauty. ?

Debbi S
May 3, 2018 3:18 pm

My husband is a huge peanut butter fan and these look fab!
The only thing that comes to mind is to perhaps dip them
in chocolate!! What could be wrong with that???

May 3, 2018 8:21 am

I’m so happy to see this recipe again – I was looking for it Tuesday night and couldn’t find it, so I used a similar recipe from a different site and they weren’t as good. I get requests from my husband’s coworkers to make these from time to time, so I’ll definitely save the recipe this time. They are the best! I’m actually lazy and don’t shape them into the nutter butter shape anymore, but they are equally delicious round 🙂

John Sheppard
February 23, 2017 7:41 pm

These turned out amazing. I’ll never buy a nutter butter again. They weren’t that difficult to make and I am a novice when it comes to baking. They were the last item put out for our guests and the first item that we ran out of.

November 20, 2014 10:10 pm

You are a hoot! I’m definitely going to make these. I’ve made the icing for years, as my Mother put it on homemade cinnamon rolls, and now, that’s the only way my kids love them! Thanks for sharing the great idea.!

November 9, 2014 8:46 pm


November 4, 2014 2:07 pm

OMG these look delicious. I think I will put a twist on it though and add two hershey kisses to the top. Like a peanut butter blossom, only way better!

July 17, 2014 11:45 am

Thank you for this yummy recipe! I’ve made some but don’t know how authentic they taste as I’m in the UK and never eaten packaged nutter butter cookies. I put the recipe, with a credit link to your site on my blog. http://www.frugallywell.co.uk/2014/07/peanut-nutter-butter-cookies.html

BobbiLynn Peters
March 27, 2014 10:02 pm

I love reading the write ups as much as I love baking your recipes! This one made me laugh right out loud! SO funny!

Allen Scott
October 5, 2013 12:39 pm

OMG!! I just found your blog (suggested by Facebook) and it is great! I’m a guy who loves baking around the holidays for my family. U wit makes me enjoy it 100 times more than just reading recipes. Keep up the good work!

Christine M
September 3, 2013 11:23 pm

Oh I can’t wait to try this. I saw the recipe for a contest and pinned it but I definitely will be making these this weekend. BTW I love how you have photos of “stained” cookie sheets. Not like other bloggers who have perfect cookie sheets. Makes me know you are really baking 😉

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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