Overstuffed Nutters

Hedy Goldsmith


For the batter

  • 1 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1 Cup  quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1/4 Cup  chopped salted peanuts
  • stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup  dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup  creamy peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon  vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract

For the filling

  • 3 Cups  confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/4  sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 Cups  creamy peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon  vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  kosher salt

My fascination with retro desserts began with my mom’s love for the original peanut-shaped cookie of my childhood. She would have gladly passed up a meal for a cup of coffee and a plate of Nutter Butters.

I didn’t mess with the recipe too much. I just combined two great recipes into one fantastic dessert: oatmeal raisin cookies (minus the raisins) and my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. It’s the same as the original, only better. You may call me cocky or foolish to think that I could improve on a classic, but you should try my cookies before you decide. I know my mom would think they’re awesome.


For the batter

To make the cookies, position racks in the upper middle and lower middle of the oven, and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick liners.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda. Add the oatmeal and peanuts and stir until well blended.

Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until soft and smooth. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and salt and beat on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the peanut butter and beat for 30 seconds or until combined. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until just combined. Add the flour mixture, and beat on low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.

Using a 1-tablespoon ice cream scoop, shape the dough into balls and arrange them about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Using the palm of your hand, flatten each mound slightly.

Bake for 11-13 minutes, switching the baking sheets’ positions halfway through baking, until golden brown around the edges.

Transfer the baking sheets to wire racks and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container until ready to fill, or for up to 5 days.

For the filling

To make the filling, using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the confectioners’ sugar, butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until soft and smooth.

Scrape the filling onto a work surface and shape it into an 18-inch-long log. Cut the log into 1-inch pieces. Arrange 1/2 the cooled cookies bottom side up on a work surface. Put one piece of filling in the center of each cookie. Don’t be afraid to overstuff these — the more filling the better. Top with the remaining cookies, top side up, and press gently to push the filling to the edge.

Store in an airtight container until ready to serve, or for up to 2 to 3 days.


Calories per serving:

386 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 396g 610%
  • Carbs 793g 264%
  • Saturated 168g 839%
  • Fiber 31g 123%
  • Trans 9g
  • Sugars 592g
  • Monounsaturated 148g
  • Polyunsaturated 54g
  • Protein 106g 213%
  • Cholesterol 547mg 182%
  • Sodium 3,234mg 135%
  • Calcium 399mg 40%
  • Magnesium 762mg 191%
  • Potassium 2,689mg 77%
  • Iron 17mg 92%
  • Zinc 13mg 88%
  • Phosphorus 1,746mg 249%
  • Vitamin A 1,739µg 193%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 127%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 95%
  • Niacin (B3) 56mg 280%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 89%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 579µg 145%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 7%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 38mg 188%
  • Vitamin K 21µg 26%
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