These peanut butter cookies don’t get any easier…only three ingredients. Yep…it’s a dangerous thing when you only need three ingredients to make peanut butter cookies. Now you’re wishing I didn’t tell you.
FOR THE COOKIES
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
FOR THE FILLING
¼ cup butter, room temperature
¼ cup peanut butter, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Stir the cookie ingredients together until smooth. Scoop out 1 inch balls of cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Press down with the back of a fork and then press again from the opposite direction, to make the criss-cross pattern on top of each cookie.
To make the cookie dough into the shape of a Nutter Butter cookie, form the cookie dough ball into a log shape.
Roll the cookie dough in sugar (optional).
Press down with the back of a fork and then press again from the opposite direction, to make the criss-cross pattern on top of each cookie. Finish by pinching in both sides of each cookie before baking.
Bake for 12 minutes and then let cool on the tray for 1-2 more minutes.
For the filling: beat the butter and peanut butter in a big bowl with a hand mixer together until smooth.
Slowly add in your powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
Spread a tablespoon of the filling onto the bottom side of one of the cookies and then top with another cookie to create a cookie sandwich…a nutter butter sandwich!