Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Homemade Nutter Butters

Well, I went and done it.

I am in SO much trouble for making these.  My hubby is getting ready for his military PT test in two weeks and I had NO business throwing these together.  None, Nada.

Matter of fact, when I saw the recipe I should have turned my face and kept going.

Homemade Nutter Butters

But I didn't.

And now I'm in trouble, because I am trying to lose weight too and these are not diet friendly whatsoever, actually I think they're like the Anti-Diet cookie.  I have had one, just one and then I had to snap myself out of the goodness induced trance I was in.

I'm going to give you the recipe, which by the way, comes from Cookies and Cups, the awesome sweet stuff blog that I am now going to avoid like the plague unless I'm down a few sizes or I suddenly develop an amazingly fast metabolism.   Which I don't think is going to happen, dagnabit!!!!

Homemade Nutter Butters

Homemade Nutter Butters






makes approx 30 sandwich cookies



Ingredients



Cookies:



    • 1 cup butter, room temperature

    • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

    • 1 cup granulated sugar

    • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed

    • 2 eggs

    • 2 tsp vanilla

    • 2 1/2 cups flour

    • 1 tsp baking soda

    • 1 tsp baking powder

    • approx 1/3 cup extra sugar for rolling



Filling:


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature

  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


How to Make


In a large bowl with mixer beat butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds on medium-high speed. Lower mixer to medium and add eggs and vanilla continuing to mix until combined.

Homemade Nutter Butters

Turn mixer to low and add in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until combined. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

Homemade Nutter Butters

Preheat oven to 375°

Form chilled dough first into 1 inch balls and then form into a log shape.

Homemade Nutter Butters

Roll the log-shaped dough in extra granulated sugar and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Using a fork press down on cookie creating a criss-cross pattern. Pinch the center to create the peanut shape.

Homemade Nutter Butters

Not as easy as it looks. I had a hard time with the shapes.

Homemade Nutter Butters

Bake for 6-8 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet 2-3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
Filling:

In a large bowl beat butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Slowly add in your powdered sugar and turn mixer speed up to medium and beat until filling is smooth. Add your milk, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

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.

Homemade Nutter Butters

store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

3 comments:

  1. Sandra, they look soooo good....I'm going to try these, Nutter Butter's are my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. You are very welcome, I do hope you enjoy them :)

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  3. terri2:50 AM

    oh these look so good - i'll be trying these in the future

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