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Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Recently, I was treated to a box of Bouchon Bakery goodies with a gigantic Nutter Butter cookie in the box. Everyone knows the famous peanut-stamped cookie with peanut-butter-cream filling from their childhood, and this homemade version was delightfully gourmet. While I remember that Nutter Butters were delicious, these cookies, made by culinary legend Thomas Keller, were absolutely heavenly!
After a quick search, I came across the exact recipe and decided to experiment with my own Nutter Butter cookies. The recipe is easy, but requires time and patience. However, anything with this much butter is worth the wait! To learn how to bake these creamy, crunchy, and peanut buttery cookies,

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Nutter Butters

Nutter Butters

Nutter Butters

Ingredients

Cookie Dough
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter, preferably Skippy
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
2½ cups quick-cooking oats
Filling*
¼ pound (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter, preferably Skippy
1 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Make the cookie dough: preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside. Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and peanut butter. Add sugars and beat at medium speed for 4 minutes, scraping down bowl twice.
  2. At low speed, add eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until well mixed, frequently scraping down bowl. Add peanuts and oats, and mix well.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop 2 inches in diameter or a tablespoon to ensure the cookies are the same size, place balls of dough on parchment-lined baking sheets at least three inches apart.
  4. Bake until cookies have spread and turned very light golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool and firm up, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely before filling.
  5. For the filling: cream together butter, peanut butter and confectioners' sugar using an electric mixer until very smooth.
  6. To assemble spread a thin layer of the filling on underside of a cookie and sandwich with another cookie

Makes 12 gigantic or 36 smaller cookies.

*Your cookies might require more filling. I made one and half times the above recipe.


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Food Food 7 years
Hi Amauer, Sorry you had a trouble with the cookies! The one thing I had to do with the cookies, was let them set up completely after they had been cooked before I moved them to cooling rack! Also, make sure the butter is room temperature and not melted or too hard! Congrats on your new stove and perhaps give them another try!
amauer amauer 7 years
I am a big fan of Thomas Keller and love the Bouchon cookbook. This is my first failure using his recipe. I have read and reread it and my pictures look the same as posted, but my cookies never set up after baking. I even cooked them longer and they still were very soft and would fall apart when picked up. I managed to finish them, but they were too soft and I threw them out. They tasted great! Any idea as to what went wrong? I have a new stove so the heat is calibrated correctly.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
These cookies will be perfect for the cookie hounds at work! The supervisor and some of the drivers are gaga over peanut butter cookies...grown men who will squabbe like children over the last one. Really, I've witnessed it! These cookies look like a must-do.:)
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Oh my goodness. These look magnificent!
jessie jessie 8 years
this recipe just got printed out and put into my recipe folder, will be making it soon! yum!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
These look delicious. My husband would die!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
omg! these look and sound scumptious!!
janellethechef janellethechef 8 years
Hmm...I think I need to make these with almond butter...and put some dark chocolate ganache on one of the cookies...
saraleann saraleann 8 years
These look delish! Your photos are also great. I am going to try these soon.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
I wish I could make these, or any of the tasty treats posted on here, without gorging myself by wolfing them all down. I know myself and I could not be trusted with these.
hottpink hottpink 8 years
I LOVE anything peanut butter! My husband would be so impressed with me if I made these!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 8 years
This is nut heaven.
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
OMg!! That looks so good!! :love:
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
I've never really been a fan of peanut butter cookies. I love peanut butter, but I prefer it in a savory form rather than a sweet form. The only exception to that is Reese's.
Hautie Hautie 8 years
This is one of my standard recipes I use at Christmas... and they are wonderful cookies. They are time consuming... but so worth it in the end.
oohSweetMissy oohSweetMissy 8 years
Peanut is not usually my favorite...but sign me up! That looks lovely.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
oh wow... peanut butter cookies are one of my faves, and i definitely loved nutter butters as a child... absolutely will be making these!
kia kia 8 years
Ooooh, I think I may surprise my special guy with these. They look insane.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Gotta make these! :drool:
hkdkat hkdkat 8 years
This look sooooo yummy! If it weren't a bazillion degrees out, I'd run to the store right now for ingredients!
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
A slice of heaven, need I say more?!
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