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.

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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. Amy

    These are amazing!!!! I have made them on several accounts and for several different groups of people. Everyone was highly impressed and wanted the recipe! Thanks for a great, delicious & fun recipe!

  2. Marra

    FABULOUS FOOD PORN…both the recipe and your delicious instructions. I’m making them now and couldn’t stop licking the batter off of…well…the spoon. 🙂

  3. sara

    i made these tonight and it was a disaster! well, they tasted amazing. of course. i used margarine instead of butter, which was definitely the problem. they still TASTED good, but they looked absolutely ridiculous. i’d definitely recommend making them with real butter!

    1. Angela

      I used real butter and mine turned out gigantic… they were still tasty and I am sure I followed the recipe exactly, they even mellowed in the fridge for an extra hour. They still tasted great!

  4. Carla


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

    thanks for the laugh. and enjoy your sexy-time book. i’m on page 371 🙂 and i was stoopid enough to buy a hard copy (pun intended)

  5. Norma

    YUM! These are in the frige waiting to be rolled in sugar and baked. Can’t wait. Sure hope they’re better than that awful 50 shades book. My cookies are strong, independent women. They don’t like stalker men. 🙂

  6. These look so good! And, now, having just read this with my 13 year old son peering over my shoulder, he might become your new blog follower as he found your commentary about what you did with the dough logs so hilarious! =)

  7. We are huge nutter butter fans in our house, bu they never last long enough. I can’t wait to try your recipe, and I have to admit, I just received my copy of 50 Shades in the mail from Amazon. I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it in the bookstore. Hope it’s as good as everyone’s saying it is 🙂

  8. Emily

    Love your blog! I think we’re sisters seperated at birth or something and coincidentally, I’m also half way through 50 Shades of Grey. Keep the goodies coming and yay for peanut butter!

  9. Michelle

    I just only found this post through pinterest, and quite apart from the facts that I’ve never heard of a NutterButter, and peanut butter cookies are my favourite, this is so hilariously written that I had to comment to say thanks for making me laugh (and drool).

  10. Karen

    So excited to give these a whirl! Down here I don’t have easy access to Nutter Butters and they are my favourite bikkie from when we lived in Canada… thank you thank you thank you! 🙂

  11. 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. 😛

  12. 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…. 🙂

  13. Shirley

    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…!!

  14. 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 “doing” this…it is addicting! Books 1 & 3 are my faves! Thanks for posting this awesome recipe! My hubbs will thank you as well!

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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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