Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fake Nutter Butters, almost (or maybe, DoSiDos?)

I spend a lot of time reading food blogs, especially now that I'm out of work (did you know I got fired because I broke my leg again?). While my mom's at work I'm home alone at her house, and spend a lot of time on her computer. I stumbled on this recipe on tastespotting, and if you haven't noticed, I'm a sucker for a sandwich cookie. Plus, I love peanut butter. I used the recipe from the Joy of Cooking, and found the filling recipe in the NY Times. The cookies aren't as crunchy as real Nutter Butters, but I think they're a good cross between Nutter Butters and DoSiDos (the Girl Scout Cookies), but minus the oatmeal. 

Peanut Butter Cookies
From the Joy of Cooking. Makes enough for about 30 sandwiches. 

1/2 c shortening (I used butter flavor Crisco)
1/2 to 3/4 c peanut butter
1/2 c white sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 c GF flour mix
1/2 t xanthan gum
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt

Preheat oven to 350. Cream the shortening, sugars, and peanut butter for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and egg, then add the flour mix, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. Roll small (half of the size of a walnut) balls in granulated sugar (you can skip this step) and place an inch or two apart on a cookie sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes until golden brown. Cool on the cookie sheet, the cookies will be very fragile when hot!
Peanut Butter Filling
From Bouchon Bakery via the NY Times this makes more than you will need, I might halve this next time. 

1 stick butter or shortening
3/4 c peanut butter
1 2/3 c powdered sugar

Cream everything together, beat until fluffy. Spread one side of a cookie with filling, then smoosh another cookie of similar size on top. Repeat. 


  1. Anonymous7:45 PM

    YUM! these look great. i would really like one RIGHT NOW :):)
    -erin @ glutenfreewithapurpose

  2. I cannot wait to make these. Your recipes have been the ONLY ones that have turned out for me so far...and I haven't had to make any altitude adjustments either. Keep them coming. Yummy!

  3. Erin- Oh, come eat them so I don't eat them all!!!!

    Melodie - That's awesome! I'm glad my recipes have worked out for you!

  4. That is so funny because when I was at the grocery store yesterday i saw the Nutter Butters and remembered how good they used to be. I could pretty much conjure up the taste.

  5. I'm a sucker for peanut butter...these cookies look FANTASTIC!!
    Sorry to hear you got laid off though, that's just not right. Like you intentionally broke your leg so you wouldn't have to work. :P

  6. Lol, how funny- I arrived here because I was just on Tastespotting and saw this pic and thought, "Oh yum, I LOVE nutter butters, those look so good!" haha, I love it. I've passed your blog onto a couple of friends who are trying to go gluten-free too because your stuff looks so great.
    I'm a sucker for sandwich cookies too (well, any kind of cookies really, as evident by all of my posts this month- well, that and my butt.) Okay, I'll stop now, have a great weekend!

  7. sucks you got canned - sorry to hear it! Can they even get away with firing you because of a broken leg?

    anyway -- how on earth do you manage to bake all of these delicious treats & not eat every one? or do you? if I did... I would weigh about 500 lbs!

    hope your leg is healing quickly....

  8. My peanut butter cookies always come out so flat. Yours look so much better!

    Do you do the fork thing? That may be why mine are flat...

  9. Thanks guys!

    Allie - I'm gaining weight that I shouldnt, especially just lying around the house like I am. I invite friends to come over and eat cookies. Or send them off to work with people.

    Jacobi- Yes, I fork them! Do you use butter or shortening? Shortening helps keep cookies from spreading...

  10. Anonymous12:20 AM

    I know I spend far to much time on the computer, but with all the wonderful food blogs ... how couldn't I.

    These cookies look so good!

  11. Ah, it must be the shortening! I will try that next time.

  12. Do you think natural peanut butter would work in these cookies and filling? We use the natural stuff for toast and sandwiches, but it doesn't always work so well in baked goods. These look so good; I can't wait to try them!

    1. Celiac Chick Newburgh5:46 PM

      Natural PB worked fine for me!

  13. Celiac Chick Newburgh5:41 PM

    Just made these and posted about them on my Facebook page "Celiac Chick Newburgh". They are delish! Thanks for your recipe!!!! :)