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Healthier Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies | halfbakedharvest.com
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Healthier Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies...Dunked in Chocolate.

Easy to make, uses just 7 ingredients, has no processed sugars, and can even be made vegan.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 293kcal

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth. Add the flour and baking powder, beat until combined and the dough begins to form a ball. If the dough is crumbly, add 2-3 teaspoons water. If the dough feels moist, add 1-2 tablespoons flour.
    3. Roll the dough into tablespoon size balls. Cut each ball in half, press the 2 balls together, and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Gently flatten each cookie. Using a fork, create a crosshatch pattern (see above photos). Transfer to the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes.
    4. To make the filling, beat together the peanut butter, butter, and maple syrup until combined. Spread an even layer on one cookie and sandwich another on top.
    5. To make dipping easier, freeze the cookies for 10 minutes. Then drizzle or dip the cookies into chocolate. Sprinkle with salt if desired. Eat...or let the chocolate harden and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Enjoy!

Notes

To make Vegan: use your favorite vegan stick butter.
To Make Gluten Free: I have not tested using GF flours, but I would recommend using an equal amount of your favorite gluten free flour blend in place of the whole wheat flour. I recommend Cup4Cup gluten free flour. I have not had success using only almond or only coconut flour. I recommend a blend for best results. 

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal | Protein: 7g