Not-Nutter Butters

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Rather than flattening these with a fork as with other peanut butter cookies, try using a cookie stamp. You can find cookie stamps at many craft and baking supply stores.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 45 minutes

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. plus 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Cream shortening and granulated sugar together until fluffy. Add egg, salt, and 3 tablespoons peanut butter; blend well.
  • In a food processor, pulse oats until a fine powder is formed. Add with flour to shortening mixture; blend until smooth. Roll into 1" balls; place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with a fork.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool.
  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup peanut butter, and confectioners' sugar. Add milk, a teaspoon at a time, to get the correct consistency for spreading. Sandwich 2 cookies, flat sides together, with filling.

Recipe Information

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. plus 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Cream shortening and granulated sugar together until fluffy. Add egg, salt, and 3 tablespoons peanut butter; blend well.
  • In a food processor, pulse oats until a fine powder is formed. Add with flour to shortening mixture; blend until smooth. Roll into 1" balls; place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with a fork.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool.
  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup peanut butter, and confectioners' sugar. Add milk, a teaspoon at a time, to get the correct consistency for spreading. Sandwich 2 cookies, flat sides together, with filling.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories270
Total Fat18g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium170mg
Total Carbohydrate22g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars14g
Protein7g