Homemade Gluten-Free Nutter Butter Cookies

A peanut butter lovers dream! A homemade + gluten-free take on the classic, they are two soft & chewy peanut butter cookies with a creamy peanut butter filling sandwiched between them. They have been a HUGE hit with our family and friends! Recipe offers two filling options: a classic peanut butter cream and a 2 ingredient healthier alternative.

homemade gluten-free nutter butter cookie recipe easy baking dessert
Homemade Gluten-Free Nutter Butter Cookies

Easy recipe for homemade gluten-free Nutter Butter Cookies that taste better than the original!

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So excited for you try these Homemade Gluten-Free Nutter Butter Cookies!

They are a peanut butter lovers dream cookie!

We took our family favorite Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies which have crisp edges, a soft & chewy center and are soooo yummy, reshaped them into a fun nutter butter shape and sandwiched some creamy peanut butter filling between two cookies.

They are thicker than the original and way better according to our taste testers!

I brought a batch to one of my kid’s sporting events and everyone went crazy for them!  So of course, I had to add them to the website and share with you immediately!

homemade gluten-free nutter butter cookie recipe easy baking dessert

And they couldn’t be easier to make!

All you need for the cookies are 10 ingredients.

butter or dairy free butter

brown sugar

cane sugar

vanilla extract

eggs

creamy peanut butter (we use natural peanut butter)

gluten-free flour (we used GF Jules, affiliate link)

baking soda

baking powder

and a pinch of salt

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Back to the Homemade Gluten-Free Nutter Butter Cookies…

homemade gluten-free nutter butter cookie recipe easy baking dessert

They are quick and easy to make!

The batter comes together in 4 simple steps:

  1. Mix the butter and sugars until really well creamed.
  2. Beat in the eggs, and then the peanut butter.
  3. Separately combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt with a whisk or pastry cutter.  You might be tempted to skip this step but it both combines the dry ingredients evenly and makes the flour finer, which helps give that soft and chewy cookie texture.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and the batter is done!

Next is the fun part… making the cookies!

After chilling the batter for just 10-15 minutes so that it is easier to roll, roll the dough into teaspoon size balls.

Place the balls next to each so that edges are touching, and gently press the balls down with a fork, making the classic peanut butter cookie crisscross so that the two cookies become one.

I also recommend using teaspoon size balls otherwise the cookies get really large! You can see by the photo below that I tested a tablespoon, teaspoon and 1/2 tablespoon sized balls… and you can see the corresponding cookie sizes.

The teaspoon sized balls will give you approximately 40 cookies or 20 sandwich cookies.

While they bake, mix together the creamy peanut butter filling.

I give two filling options: one that is most like the classic Nutter Butter filling and one that is a healthier option.

The classic peanut butter cream filling is just 5 ingredients:

butter or dairy-free butter

creamy peanut butter

powdered sugar

milk of choice and

vanilla extract

The healthier peanut butter filling is just 2 ingredients:

creamy peanut butter and

maple syrup or honey.

Which ever you choose, just mix all the ingredients until well combined, smooth and creamy.  You will want to eat the filling with a spoon, it is so tasty!

Let the cookies cool and spread on the peanut butter filling.

There are options when it comes to spreading the peanut butter filling on a cookie.

You can spread it using a knife or with the classic filling, you can roll it into a small ball then press it onto the cookie. That will give you the classic nutter butter look, the other a more homemade look.

Both taste luscious and yummy so it’s really up to you!

 

Top with a second cookie and you have a homemade gluten-free nutter butter!

It is one of easiest and yummiest gluten-free cookie recipes!

Soft & chewy and that yummy peanut butter cream filling!

They are a peanut butter lovers dream but you are welcome to use any nut or seed butter you love!

Hope you love them as much as we do!

homemade gluten-free nutter butter cookie recipe easy baking dessert

 

For more cookie recipes, click here.

For more peanut butter recipes, have you tried our:

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars

Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Homemade Gluten-Free Nutter Butter Cookies

A peanut butter lovers dream! A homemade + gluten-free take on the classic, they are two soft & chewy peanut butter cookies with a creamy peanut butter filling sandwiched between them. Easy recipe gives two options for a filling: a classic peanut butter cream and 2 Ingredient healthier alternative. Substitute any nut/ seed butter you love.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Chill time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Cookies and Bars
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free optional
Keyword: easy gluten-free cookie recipe, easy gluten-free baking recipe, homemade gluten-free nutterbutter cookies, gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe, gluten-free sandwich cookie recipe
Servings: 20 ssandwich cookies
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • ½ cup butter or dairy free butter
  • cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature ideally
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter We use natural peanut butter. Substitute any nut/ seed butter you love.
  • cup gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthan gum We use GFJules gluten-free flour, affiliate link
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt

Peanut Butter Cream Filling

  • 4 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter Substitute any nut/ seed butter you love.
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk of choice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Filling, healthier alternative

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter Substitute any nut/ seed butter you love.
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

Instructions

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Using a stand up mixer or hand mixer, mix butter, sugars and vanilla until well combined and creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add in peanut butter and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate small bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix together with a fork, whisk or pastry cutter. Then add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  • Batter will be a little sticky, so chill for 10-15 minutes so that it is easier to roll into balls.
  • Using a teaspoon measuring spoon, scoop batter and form into balls. Place two balls next to each on the baking prepared baking sheet so that edges are touching, and using a fork, gently press down so that the two balls become one slightly flattened cookie, and make the classic peanut butter cookie crisscross. (see photos below).
    Having tried several different sizes, I highly recommend using teaspoon size balls otherwise the cookies get really large!
    Repeat until you have 40 cookies (which will make 20 sandwich cookies)
    Pro tip: I like to get 20 cookies on a baking sheet and bake them on center rack while I roll the next 20 cookies.
  • Bake for 10 minutes on center rack ideally. Cookies will be golden with just crisp edges. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Peanut Butter Filling

  • If making classic peanut butter cream filling, add butter to a mixing bowl and mix until creamy. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined and creamy. If making the healthier filling, mix the 2 ingredients together with a spoon in a small bowl until well combined.

Assemble

  • When the cookies have cooled completely, add a tablespoon of peanut butter filling to bottom side of one cookie and spread it out. Alternatively, with the classic filling you can form a ball with a tablespoon of filling and press it onto the bottom side of a cookie - this will give a more classic nutter butter look. (see photo below)
  • Add a second cookie on top of the filling so that the two bottom sides are facing the filling and the crisscross pattern is on the outside. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • Enjoy!
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, in the refrigerator for a week. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

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5 thoughts on “Homemade Gluten-Free Nutter Butter Cookies

  1. Amazingly delicious. I saw a guy at the grocery store buying the old school nutter butter bars and naturally I wanted some. Because we are a GF familia and also do our best to make healthy versions of “non healthy” things. I researched and found these. I typically change every recipe I make but I stuck to this one as is. These tasted so very similar to typical butter butter bars. My toddler especially loved them.

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