{Nutter Butters}

My little blog is about to reach 100,000 hits, for some blogs out there that's not much but in my little house its a big deal.  Hooray for me and my biggest fan Jay who is probably responsible for about 50,000 of them.  He made me inspired me to start this blog and I'm so happy he did.  Thanks babes.  And thanks to everyone else who visits and all your kind words. I really love being part of the blogging community, its nice to have people pop over for a look or to drop me a comment, it really truly makes my day and I love to visit your blogs too, so many talented people out there sharing fabulous ideas, it's really nice to be a part of it.  It really does feel like a community.

So I came across these cookies on my travels, they were over at Lottie and Doof the name 'Nutter Butters' is just so fabulous that I couldn't resist them, then I read that golden toasted oats and vanilla bean went along with the peanut butter and hello, I couldn't wait for an excuse to make them.  Yes peeps I needed an excuse because I could not safely keep 30 of these in the house, they needed to have a home to go to and that they did, they went to work with Jay. They are quite full on, in a good way, in a peanut buttery way, in a stick to the roof of your mouth need a glass of milk way.

365g unsalted butter
1 vanilla bean
2 cups quick-cooking oats
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp seasalt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup chunky-style peanut butter
2 1/4 cups plain flour

85g unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp seasalt
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp icing sugar
1 cup plus 2 tbsp chunky or smooth peanut butter

In a saucepan, melt 125g of the butter over medium heat. Using a small knife, split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the pulp and the seeds, add the scrapings and the pod to the butter. Next add the oats, and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly, until the oats are lightly toasted and a golden brown colour. Transfer to a bowl, discard the vanilla pod, and chill the mixture.

In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the rest of the butter (240g), the baking soda, and the salt on low speed for 2-3 minutes, until the butter is softened. Add the sugars, and mix on medium until it is light and fluffy, scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the peanut butter and mix to combine. Turn the mixer off, and add the oats and flour. Turn the mixer on low speed, and mix for another minute until they are incorporated and the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

Using your hands, roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the balls on a baking tray lined with paper, use the heel of your hand to flatten the balls into disks. Take a sharp knife, mark diagonal crisscross patterns over the surface of each cookie. Chill them for about 15 minutes until firm.  Preheat the oven to 180.

Bake cookies for 16-18 minutes, until lightly browned and slightly firm to the touch, transfer to a rack and allow them to cool.

In the bowl of your electric mixer cream the butter and salt on medium speed for about 1 minute until softened. Add the sugar and peanut butter, and mix for another minute to combine them.

Make into sandwiches, and dig in! (makes about 30 sandwiches).


  1. Oh hello nutter butters! what a name and what a cookie! Congrats on all those hits! You and your little blog darl are simply gorgeous and if Jay is responsible for 50k, well them I'll own about 20K of them too...it is a great community and i've loved knowing that your gorgeous recipes are only a click away! now...if you need a hand eating these delightful bikkies think of me ;-))

  2. oh wow! These look delicious. I am a sucker for peanut butter anything so I will definitely need to give these a go. I know what you mean about needing a reason though. My husband can ignore fresh baked goods really well which means that most times I end up eating the whole batch myself. I regularly drop in on people to off hand baked goods. Congratulations on the hits. That is a huge number!

  3. These look so good - I especially love that they contain peanut butter (magic!)

    Congratulations on the hits, that is plenty and I am responsible for a few of them :)

  4. You had me at the title - what could there possibly be not to love about something called a Nutter Butter?! These are great looking cookies and I can't wait to try them. Congratulations on hitting 100,000 hits - that's awesome.

  5. These look amazing! Have only just found your blog - but so glad I'm contributing to that magical 100,000! x

  6. Well I think the festive season is reason enough to try these delicious looking bikkies...I'll just have to try and show some restraint so I don't devour them by myself :)

  7. We will always, happily be your excuse. Always.


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