Healthier Nutter Butter Cookies

Megan
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These homemade Healthier Nutter Butter Cookies are nostalgic & delicious. Made with 5 ingredients, they are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free & refined sugar-free.

Homemade. Healthier. Nutter Butters. My childhood dreams come true! Seriously though, these were my absolute favorite growing up. It wasn’t too often that I had them – my mom only stocked the pantry with healthy snacks (not complaining! Eternally grateful actually) – but boy did I love them. They were soft, chewy, sweet, creamy and full of that nutty peanut butter flavor.

Well, I have to say, these Healthier Nutter Butter Cookies JUST like how I remembered them as a kid, but without all the bad ingredients. That’s right, no artificial additives, preservatives, or processed sugars! Can you believe it? Instead, these are made with just 3 wholesome ingredients (plus salt and vanilla extract), they’re completely vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free AND they’re ready in 25 minutes. What’s not to love?

The texture of these cookies is spot on, thanks to the combination of creamy peanut butter and almond flour that give it a slightly crumbly yet melt-in-your-mouth feel. And let’s not forget about that irresistible peanut butter filling sandwiched between two cookies. It’s rich, smooth, and perfectly sweet.

Healthier Nutter Butter Cookies Ingredients

Almond Flour – this helps create that super soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Peanut Butter – make sure to use a creamy peanut butter. The only ingredients in the peanut butter I buy are peanuts and salt.

Maple Syrup – the natural sweetener. Agave or honey will also work, but honey will make them non-vegan.

• Vanilla Extract – to add a depth of flavor.

• Salt – just a pinch to bring out all the flavors.

How To Make Healthier Nutter Butter Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together the almond flour, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt until smooth.

• Scoop and roll 1 tablespoon sized balls of dough and place on the baking sheet. Place two of the balls next to each other (make sure they’re connected/touching) to create a peanut shape. Press down on each ball with a fork to create a hatch pattern.

• Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool fully before filling. They will seem soft when you take them out but they will firm up as they cool. Once cool, sandwich about 2 teaspoons of peanut butter between the cookies and press together. Enjoy!

That’s it! Seriously, so easy. Pro tip: if the dough is super sticky, wet your hands and the fork when using it to create the hatch pattern.

These Homemade Nutter Butters are a great option for kids parties / get together as they cater to various dietary needs since they’re vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free. So whether you’re following a specific diet or simply looking for a healthier alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth, these cookies have got you covered. And the best part? They’re incredibly quick and easy to make. With just 5 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of bake time, you’ll have a batch of these delectable treats ready to enjoy. Whip them up for a nostalgic snack, share them with family and friends, or pack them in the lunchbox for a delightful midday pick-me-up.

So why settle for store-bought when you can make your own healthier version of Nutter Butters right at home? Indulge in the nostalgia and treat yourself to these guilt-free goodies. You won’t be disappointed!

For More Homemade Nostalgic Treats:

All vegan, gluten free & refined sugar free.

Healthier Cosmic Brownies

Healthier Samoas

Homemade Thin Mints

5 Ingredient Fudgesicles

Homemade Tagalongs

Homemade Kit Kats

Healthier Nutter Butter Cookies

These homemade Healthier Nutter Butter Cookies are nostalgic & delicious. Made with 5 ingredients, they are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free & refined sugar-free.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Megan

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl mix together the almond flour, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt until smooth.
  • Scoop and roll 1 tablespoon sized balls of dough and place on the baking sheet. Place two of the balls next to each other (make sure they're connected/touching) to create a peanut shape. If the dough is super sticky, wet your hands.
  • Press down on each ball with a fork to create a hatch pattern. Dip the fork in water if it is sticking to the dough.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool fully before filling. They will seem soft when you take them out but they will firm up as they cool.
  • Sandwich about 2 tsp of peanut butter between the cookies and press together. Enjoy!

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Notes

  1. Inspired by veggiekins blog. 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

12 Comments

  • Gabby

    January 31, 2024 at 11:45 am

    5 stars
    These are incredibly delicious! Nice and crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. I threw them in the fridge so the peanut butter inside would firm up. Used chunky PB to make the cookies and they’re a hit!

    1. Megan

      January 31, 2024 at 12:04 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them, Gabby! Thanks for sharing ☺️ they’re a big hit in our home, too!

  • Alaina

    September 19, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    This nutter butter cookie recipe is just what I needed for a quick and healthy treat! I just switched to a gluten free diet and this was the perfect way to still enjoy my favorite things! Also Megan is very kind and super helpful if you have any questions about her recipes. 10/10 recommend trying these cookies and following along on her page!

    1. Megan

      September 19, 2023 at 6:18 pm

      Awww thank you so much for the sweet comment, Alaina! I’m so glad you liked them, I hope you’ll continue making them ☺️

    2. Marie

      September 21, 2023 at 10:24 am

      5 stars
      These cookies are so Delicious! They surprisingly taste just like the actual store bought cookies.
      (But these are healthy!)
      Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I will be making these for every holiday too! Yum!!

      1. Megan

        September 22, 2023 at 12:40 pm

        I’m so happy you enjoyed them! Your holiday guests will be very lucky! Thanks so much for the great review.

  • Annie

    September 19, 2023 at 12:41 am

    Absolutely FANTASTIC! I love how delicious these are as well as protein packed and super filling! Such an easy, fun, sweet recipe.

    1. Megan

      September 19, 2023 at 6:18 pm

      So glad you loved them, Annie! Thank you for sharing ☺️

  • Luliz

    September 18, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    Absolutely delicious!! I was thrillllled with how easy and quick they were to make! Spoon mixed, didn’t even have to dirty the beaters 🙂

    1. Megan

      September 19, 2023 at 6:19 pm

      I’m so excited you loved them! Yess, we love a clean & easy recipe!

  • Linda Keintz

    September 7, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Where is that recipe for that filling?

    1. Megan

      September 8, 2023 at 10:12 am

      Hi Linda, I just use peanut butter for the filling, about 2 tsp of peanut butter filled in between each cookie. It is referenced in the recipe as “plus more for filling”. Enjoy!

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