Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies – these homemade peanut butter cookies filled with delicious creamy peanut frosting are more delicious than the original kind.
Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies
Imagine 2 crispy peanut butter cookies filled with a creamy peanut frosting. These Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies are much better than the store bought kind since you can enjoy them in a bigger cookie with delicious flavor. Plus these are so much fun to bake! There’s nothing better than a homemade cookie.
Remember last week when I was trying to make a peanut butter cookie and forgot to add the granulated sugar? The result was a delicious crumbly soft cookie. Delicious by itself but my main mission was to make a thin crispy cookie with lot’s of peanut butter flavor like the original Nutter Butter. So after a few tries, I am pleased to say that I FINALLY mastered my technique and got the recipe just right. I ended up combining brown and white sugar together so I could have the depth of flavor with a crispy cookie.
Making these Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies are so easy. Simply make the dough and roll into little balls. Then with a cookie stamp or just a fork make the little waffle cone shape on top before baking.
My main idea was to make the top design with a fork, but my mom found these cute Cookie Stamps at the mall last week and I decided to give them a try. They made the cookies look so cute! My daughter helped me doing this part. She felt to proud with the results. Although these were cute, your certainly don’t need them to make my Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies.
I love the fact that before they go in the oven they look so tiny. And now check out how they spread during the baking process:
When they cool down, simply add some peanut butter frosting into every other cookie and sandwich them together. The only hard part of this process is to resist temptation from eating them..
And that’s it! See? I told you they were easy. My brother in law helped me get the peanut flavor of the frosting just right.
I hope you can make these delicious Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies a try. If you do, please tag me on Instagram @livingsweetmoments and/or use the hashtag #LivingSweet – I promise to Repost it.
Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies
For Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 stick of unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- Pinch of salt
For Peanut Butter Frosting
- 4 tablespoon butter softened (1/2 stick)
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit
In a small bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside
Using the bowl of a mixer, cream the butter and sugars together for 3-4 minutes until creamy. Scrape the sides of the bowl down with a spatula
Add the egg, vanilla and peanut butter. Keep mixing on medium speed
Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until the cookie dough is combined
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat
Using your hands, shape little balls and place them on the cookie sheet. Keep them separated because they tend to spread
Shape the cookies with a fork or a cookie stamp
Bake 8-10 minutes or until browned on top
Remove from oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet
For Peanut Frosting
Place the peanut butter, milk and butter on a mixer bowl. Mix on medium speed until combined
Add a tad of frosting into the middle of every other cookie. Sandwich with another one