Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

These Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies taste better than actual Nutter Butters. Don't believe, try them for yourself! If you are a peanut butter lover, you are going to go crazy for these.

I love anything with peanut butter, and these definitely have plenty of that.
Growing up, my parents would always go on dates, on Friday nights. My sisters and I would stay home and watch movies and have girls nights together.
My mom always got us a special treat when they would leave, and my favorite is when she would buy us Nutter Butters.
My sisters are all huge peanut butter fanatics. It is so yummy and goes with just about anything, especially chocolate.
As I got older, the more I grew to love Nutter Butters. I decided to try and make a homemade version of my favorite snack, and it may actually be better than the original.
It is so simple and peanut buttery, I may never go back to Nutter Butters again. Okay that’s drastic, but they are that delicious.

what could i use to replace the crisco?

This recipe calls for crisco, to make the cookie part, of the Nutter Butters. However, crisco isn’t always a fan favorite.

If you are looking for a replacement, here is what we recommend:

  • butter (unsalted) at room temperature
  • coconut oil
  • margarin at room temperature

These ingredients can be substituted straight across, meaning they will have the same measurements as the crisco does in the recipe.

If you do use coconut oil, we recommend using it in its solid form, and not melting it, so keep the batter thicker.

You may need to add a little extra flour if you do choose to substitute the crisco, if the dough seems a little thin, and isn’t rolling into a ball, well.

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Serves: 24

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

15 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

23 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk   
  • Additional white sugar for rolling 
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 Tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening, peanut butter, and sugars together until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add in vanilla, and eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt and add to dough. Mix to combine. Add milk until dough is soft enough to roll into balls without crumbling.
  3. Roll dough into 1/2 inch (or a little larger) balls, roll in sugar, place on ungreased cookie sheet and use a fork to make the design on top.
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until puffy.  You do not want them to be golden brown or overcooked.
  5. Filling: 
  6. Beat peanut butter, butter, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Add milk until desired consistency is reached.  When cookies are completely cooled, spread a layer of frosting on one side and sandwich together.
  7. yield: about 4 dozen sandwiches  



74 cal


1 g


13 g


3 g
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