Fluffernutter Cookies

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peanut butter fluffernutter cookies

It’s almost time for the kids to go back to school for another year of learning, friends, and fun. Β 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. Β 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

Kids and adults love these Fluffernutter cookies!

Prep Time
5 minutes

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

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter and sugars together until creamy and smooth. I do this by hand.
  3. 3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. 4. Add the salt and baking soda. Stir until mixed together.
  5. 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. 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. 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

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. These look like a perfect back to school treat. Wish I had some in my lunchbox! πŸ˜‰
    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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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 πŸ™‚

  10. 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!

  11. 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 πŸ™‚

  12. 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!

  13. Oh my gosh, Fluffah-Nuttahs in a cookie! Growing up in Massachusetts, peanut butter fluff sandwiches were a staple in kids’ lunch boxes. I will be making these for sure.

  14. Just found your blog via Vintage Mixer, and saw these! Oh goodness!! They sound so good. I am going to have to make them soon, but I know I will get in trouble because I am sure we will want to eat them all. πŸ™‚

  15. I needed a recipe without dairy (that could include egg) and gave this a try. I used organic peanut butter that requires stirring since it has fewer ingredients and is cleaner. Unfortunately, these cookies were just too crumbly and would not stay together. They were okay in the formation, but after baking, they just disintegrated when I tried to pick them up. They had a very sandy texture and I’m thinking that might be because of the natural peanut butter. I may try it again and add 1/2 of flour to the batter and see if that helps them stay together since I don’t need GF.

    They still tasted very good, but just not practical for a picnic. The addition of dark chocolate and baking with the fluff in the oven might also be yummy.

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