Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nutter Butter Cookies

Once upon a long time ago, I spent a lot of time hanging out at my friend, Miles' house. His mom used to [and still does] keep a tupperware filled with cookies on the kitchen counter. Each week, the cookie selection would change. I was there so often, I would frequently help myself to some of those cookies.

One afternoon, I swung by the house and waited for Miles in the kitchen. As I plopped myself down in front of the kitchen counter, I spotted my favorite cookie in the tupperware - a Nutter Butter. There was only one left and it was surrounded by a mound of other cookies I didn't care for. I grabbed the container and popped the lid open. Exactly one second after I popped the lid, I heard a THUD on the ground, followed by pounding feet as they ran towards the kitchen. My eyes widened like a deer caught in headlights as I realized that Miles was charging straight towards me and my cookie. My survival instinct kicked in and I lunged across the barstools to keep my prize away from him. As he reached over to try to pry the Nutter Butter out of my death grip, I realized I only had one last opportunity to save my I licked it.

I turned back to him and said, "Here. Here's your stupid cookie."

Outraged, he screamed, "You licked the LAST Nutter Butter! I don't want your cooties!"

So with a big Cheshire cat grin on my face, I said, "Fine" and took a big @$$ bite out of it.

To this day, he's still bitter about the fact that I ate the very last Nutter Butter. To this day, I still feel extremely victorious over my win.

Miles - in honor of our friendship of more than 20 years [and frank shock and amazement that we're actually still friends], this cookie is for YOU...enjoy!

Nutter Butter Cookies
[Bouchon Bakery's Nutter Butter Cookies without the oats & nuts]
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 tsp baking soda
1 lb unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 - 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 lb unsalted butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 - 2/3 cup confectioners sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cookie dough:
In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, set aside. Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and peanut butter. Add sugars and beat at medium speed for 4 minutes, scraping down bowl.
At low speeds, add eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture and beat at low speeds until well mixed, frequently scraping down bowl. Drop 2 inch balls on parchment lined baking sheets approximately 3" apart. Bake until cookies have spread and turned a very light golden brown, approximately 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool and firm up, approximately 5 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely before filling.
Using an electric mixer, combine peanut butter, butter, & confectioners sugar until very smooth.
I melted down some chocolate and dipped my cookies in. Yum.


  1. how come you didn't come over and drop off some cookies?

  2. that would've defeated the purpose of my PHOTO of the cookie. with the big bite in it. that's almost as close as you got the last time.

    Besides...don't think I don't remember the fact you used to hide your nutter butters from me when you first bought your house... :)


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