Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies

I am having so much fun recreating my favorite childhood treats and turning them into the most delicious copycat recipes. I hope you guys are having fun following along and are enjoying these recipes as much as I am! Today we are tackling the sweet and salty favorite, Nutter Butters!

Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

What Is In The Middle Of A Nutter Butter?

These delicious cookies are filled with a sweetened peanut butter filling that uses powdered sugar. The peanut butter on its own can be used as a filling if you’re looking for a “healthier” alternative in recreating this recipe but to have true copycat cookie results, I recommend my sweetened peanut butter filling below 🙂

Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

How To Make Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies

The key to making homemade nutter butter cookies is most importantly the overall flavor of the cookie which, if you follow this recipe to a tee, will be spot on. The second most important factor to this copycat nutter butter cookie recipe is the shape and pattern of the cookie. This cookie has a classic peanut shape and cross-hatched marks on the cookie. Use the images below to help guide you. I used a fork to make the classic criss-cross pattern on top of each cookie.

Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer
Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer
Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer
Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer
Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer
Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

You can use this recipe in the future as a delicious, regular peanut butter cookie without the appearance of a nutter butter cookie. The cookie dough, the way they baked, and the overall taste show just how classic and mouth-watering these cookies are.

If you feel intimidated over recreating the nutter butter shape you can simply keep these cookies rolled into balls and then make them simple peanut butter sandwich cookies without the “fancy” shape.

Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies

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Recipe by Maddison Koutrouba –


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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tsp. cornstarch

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • Peanut Butter Filling
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 3/4 cups confectioner’s sugar

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl using an electric mixer or a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Mix for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy with no lumps.
  • Add the peanut butter to the sugar and butter mixture and continue to cream together until smooth. Use a silicone spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go.
  • Add the egg and vanilla to the butter mixture and continue to mix until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until a nice, soft dough forms. Scrape down the sides of the bowl one last time to ensure that everything has been incorporated evenly.
  • Scoop the dough into about 1 Tbsp. sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Next, roll each dough ball into a log about 3″ long. Use the palm of your hand to flatten each log into a long disk shape. Pinch the middle sides of the log to create the peanut shape. Use the images above to help guide you.
  • Once the peanut shapes are ready, place the cookie onto the prepared cookie sheet then use a fork to create score marks evenly up and down the cookie.
  • Repeat these steps for each cookie. Place each cookie about 2″ apart on the prepared cookie sheet then bake for 9-10 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely before filling.
  • Peanut Butter Filling
  • To make the peanut butter filling, cream together the peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla. Cream until the mixture is nice and smooth and there are no lumps. Add more heavy cream if your mixture is too thick (this may vary on peanut butter brands).
  • Transfer the filling to a piping bag and fill the bottom side of one cookie at a time then top with another cookie facing up. Repeat this process for each cookie.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. These were the best cookies ever. My children said that they are their new all-time favorite cookie. Thank you for such a great recipe. I will never buy Nutter Butter cookies in the store again.