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Friday, May 13, 2011

Peanutter Butter Cookies

A few weeks ago, I shared a fabulous Cookies & Cream Peanut Butter cookie.  Several people commented that they thought Nutter Butter cookies would be good packed inside the peanut butter cookie.  I thought that was a fantastic idea!  As a peanut butter fanatic, I was up to the challenge! 

The cookies were crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and packed with tons of peanut butter flavor!  They look a little different that your usual peanut butter cookie, since you don't flatten in a crisscross pattern.  The cookies end up having a nice crackled appearance.  We really loved these cookies; especially the little chunks of Nutter Butters inside.  We both had a hard time controlling ourselves around them.  Fortunately, I gave most of the cookies to a friend for her birthday.  Her family had the same reaction we did - they loved them!  This is a keeper.

Peanutter Butter Cookies
(Printable Recipe)

1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 package (16 cookies) Nutter Butter cookies, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the sugars, butter, shortening and peanut butter. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mixing well.

Sift the dry ingredients together and add gradually until blended well. Mix in the crushed Nutter Butter cookies.

Scoop cookie dough using a medium cookie scoop. Roll cookie dough balls into sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet (don't mash with fork).

Bake at 350° oven for 11-13 minutes.

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  1. cut this out of the paper...buying the ingredients today! They look divine!!

  2. Oh boy, these sound fantastic! I'll have to try them!

  3. The only thing that could make a peanut butter cookie any better is more peanut butter! I love how chunky they are - something to really sink your teeth into.

  4. I made these cookies, for my son, on a whim about 2 months ago because I had received some Nutter Butter cookies and they were just sitting there. I have never been a fan of peanut butter cookies but these are awesome!!! I actually found myself eating them (too much, lol). I am planning to make these again and give them out as Christmas gifts. Thanks for a great recipe.


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