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Fluffernutter Cookies

Fluffernutter Cookies

It’s almost time for the kids to go back to school for another year of learning, friends, and fun.  I always enjoyed the first few weeks of school, but then reality sets in. The days of summer soon fade and play time is replaced with homework time. I was never fond of homework time, but I did enjoy the after school snacks that were left on the table to motivate my mind. If my dad would of left me a plate of these Fluffernutter cookies, I am sure I would of been a model student and breezed right through my assignments.

I don’t like math and math doesn’t like me. I have never been good with numbers. My dad on the other hand is a math whiz. He had to tutor me through years and years of math classes. Even when I was in college, states away, I would call him for help. I didn’t get my dad’s math genius genes, but I did get his stubborn genes. On multiple occasions, my dad got frustrated with me while trying to teach me a new formula, equation, or the reasoning behind a story problem. I probably was a little slow at learning, but I was also a lot stubborn:) Sometimes I didn’t concentrate or focus, just because I hated math. I didn’t care to learn at times. I still don’t see the point of trying to figure out what time train A or B would arrive at the train station. Who cares? I wasn’t traveling on that train:)

My dad would make me sit at the table until all of my math homework was done and done well. I would doodle on my papers and make up excuses on why I wasn’t finished. Our homework sessions would drag out forever because I was so stubborn.  My dad didn’t think I listened to him, but I did. I always got good grades and the torture of doing my math homework paid off. I just wish I would of not been so stubborn, I wasted a lot of hours at the kitchen table when I was a kid.

To make homework time more enjoyable for your kids, make them a batch of Fluffernutter cookies. These cookies are inspired by the famous Fluffernutter sandwich, peanut butter and marshmallow creme smashed by two pieces of bread. If it works in a sandwich, why not a cookie?

I used one of my favorite peanut butter cookie recipes and created a puddle in the center of each cookie by pressing down the dough with my thumb. When the cookies were done baking, I filled each cookie with marshmallow creme. Caution-this part will get sticky but don’t worry, it is a good sticky:) The combination of peanut butter and marshmallow creme is classic, just like a Fluffernutter sandwich, maybe even better:)

Start the school year off right with a batch of Fluffernutter cookies. The kids will love them! They are the perfect after school treat.

Fluffernutter Cookies

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Kids and adults love these Fluffernutter cookies!

Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 small jar marshmallow creme

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter and sugars together until creamy and smooth. I do this by hand.
3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
4. Add the salt and baking soda. Stir until mixed together.
5. Spoon dough into balls, about 1 Tablespoon of dough for each cookie. Place the cookie dough balls on the greased baking sheets, about two inches apart.
6. With your thumb, press down the dough ball to make a puddle in the middle of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove baking sheets from the oven. Press down the cookies with your thumb again. Do this quickly because the cookies will be hot. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes.
7. Move cookies to a wire rack and cool. Once cool, take a spoonful of marshmallow cream and fill the center of the peanut butter cookies. The marshmallow creme will be sticky, but try to smooth it out as best as you can. Fill all of the cookies and serve.

If you like these fluffernutter cookies, you might also like:

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Fluffernutter Cookies, 3 Ingredients from Picky Palate
Fluffernutter Cupcakes from The Novice Chef Blog

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67 Responses to “Fluffernutter Cookies”

  1. 1
    Heather (heather's dish) — August 16, 2010 @ 5:12 am

    these are so beautiful! the color contrast is amazing, and I love the simple ingredient list. yum!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — August 16, 2010 @ 5:13 am

    Maria, I too have never been good at math & I have reconciled that I never will be. Thank goodness for other talents! Love your fluffernutter cookies & yes, they are great incentive to do that homework :) xi

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    Erica — August 16, 2010 @ 5:14 am

    PB & Fluff in cookie form- what could be tastier? Seriously- you are going to be the most rocking mom who brings in all the money at the bake sales haha. Hope the kitchen is coming along well and that you two had a great weekend

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    alison — August 16, 2010 @ 5:38 am

    These look great and I am not excited about homework. My son’ is in several advanced classes (8th grade) not sure if I can even help. Great post!

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    Maggy@ThreeManyCooks — August 16, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    I love fluffernutters! These cookies are so cute.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — August 16, 2010 @ 6:08 am

    Oh yum. Makes me want a fluffernutter for lunch!

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    Jenny Flake — August 16, 2010 @ 6:12 am

    They look awesome! I love fluffernutter cookies!

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    megan — August 16, 2010 @ 6:26 am

    Such a cute cookie! pb & fluff sandwiches are our travel staple for car rides.

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    Michelle — August 16, 2010 @ 6:43 am

    Such a cute name for such a delicious sounding cookie!

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    Angie — August 16, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    These are too cute, how have I not heard of these before.

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    Katrina — August 16, 2010 @ 7:07 am

    Fun cookies. Great story about your dad and math. I hate math, too. Funny that my worst thing is fractions (and I’m a baker). I’ve been known to call my husband and ask him the silliest addition/subtraction problems involving fractions.

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    Cara — August 16, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    what a great idea! I’ve used that flourless peanut butter cookie base for pb&jelly cookies – never thought to putt fluff in there though, yum!

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    Karly — August 16, 2010 @ 7:47 am

    Ooh, I love this idea! Super cute and so fun!

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    Brooke@foodwoolf — August 16, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    My word. Fluffernutter cookies? I NEVER got to eat such things, so now as an adult I secretly long for the stuff. Maybe I’ll just have to make a batch and make up for lost time!

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    DessertForTwo — August 16, 2010 @ 8:09 am

    These look amazing! I have to say that in my browser (IE), the font is size 50+ on your site…is anyone else seeing this too?

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    Megan — August 16, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    These look like a perfect back to school treat. Wish I had some in my lunchbox! ;)
    Have to tell you that I LOVE the bigger font that you are using! I really do need to get glasses, but this makes it so easy to read for us old folks!

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    kat — August 16, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    oh man does Fluff bring back memories!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — August 16, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    Brilliant idea combining peanut butter cookies with marshmallow creme! And you sound just like my daughter with the math homework! She and her dad would sit for hours at the table with her being stubborn!! She hated math then and still does now.

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    twopeas — August 16, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    I don’t have IE on my Mac, but I will look into this. The font is fine on Safari and Firefox. Thanks for letting us know!

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    Pearl Lee — August 16, 2010 @ 9:28 am

    so cute!

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    Pam — August 16, 2010 @ 9:53 am

    I wasn’t good at math either! I am so glad my husband is so he can help our kids with their homework. The cookies look great – my little ones would love them.

  22. 22

    ingenious! I’ll have to make these for my dad sometime – he’s the one who taught me all about the joys of marshmallow creme.

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    Rachel (S[d]OC) — August 16, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    Why have I never seen anything like this before? PB&MF is such a treat. I don’t know why I never thought of sticking the Fluff on a PB cookie. Well done!

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    justcooknyc — August 16, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    but you didn’t use real Fluff!

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    Joanne — August 16, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    These look so incredibly idea in every way!

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    JoeyfromSC — August 16, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    thanks for the recipe! SO delicious looking!

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    Liren — August 16, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    This brings me straight back to childhood! This was the only way I enjoyed marshmallow fluff – oddly enough, if it wasn’t in a cookie, I couldn’t stand the stuff! These look SO good :)

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    Fuji Mama — August 16, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

    These cookies are pure genius!!

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    Jen — August 16, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

    Wow these look amazing, can’t wait to try them tonight!

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    The Southern Cookbook — August 16, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    Woah, I love the colors in this cookie. Looks very good. I need to make these! :)

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    T — August 16, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

    These look great

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    foodie1 — August 16, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    Such a good idea….Yum

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    twopeas — August 16, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    Thank you so much….

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 16, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    These are very cute cookies!! I might have to make myself a batch to get me through a busy afternoon of work! :)

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    Becky O. — August 16, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

    Such a great back to school treat. I love that there is no flour in these! I love marshmallow cream! Also, love the new look of the site…I’ve been meaning to tell ya!

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    Courtney @ Pizzazzerie — August 16, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

    These look absolutely DELISH! Making these ASAP for the boyfriend :)

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    lisa — August 16, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    these sounds FANTASTIC! I love pb & fluff!!
    Found your website off of the post on Iateapie- which btw, tbe grilled pear adn cheese sandwich also looks fabulous :)

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    SMITH BITES — August 16, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    Peanut butter – one of The Professor’s absolute favs!! But I’m still not doing math!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — August 16, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    Can you believe I’ve never had a Fluffernutter cookies?! Considering how much I’ve always loved peanut butter, it’s a real sin. I need to make these cookies to atone :)

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    Jackie — August 16, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    Sad realization that I’ve gone my whole life without ever trying Fluff. No idea why it wasn’t a part of my childhood but I may need to right that wrong with those cookies!

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