Fluffernutter Cookies

by Jennifer on March 7, 2013

in Drop Cookies

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Fluffernutter Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

I had never heard of a Fluffernutter until I met my husband.

As a Southern girl, I was perfectly content with a regular, ‘ol PB&J sandwich. But, my New England husband insisted on keeping marshmallow fluff in the house for Fluffernutter sandwiches.

At first, I wasn’t convinced. I mean, a marshmallow and peanut butter sandwich? Gross.

Except it totally isn’t. It won’t replace PB&J in my heart, but it is truly yummy.

For my husband, I made Fluffernutter cookies! It is a chewy peanut butter cookie with a gooey marshmallow and peanut butter center.Guaranteed to satisfy Southerners and New Englanders alike!

Note: With a couple of my cookies, the marshmallow was exposed while baking, due to the center being a bit too large. It changed the texture slightly, but it was still yummy!

5.0 from 4 reviews

Fluffernutter Cookies
 
Fluffernutter in a cookie! A chewy peanut butter cookies with a gooey marshmallow and peanut butter center.
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Recipe type: Drop Cookie
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, plus 6 teaspoons for filling
  • 6 teaspoons marshmallow fluff
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a small cookie scoop or measuring spoon, scoop ½ teaspoon sized balls of peanut butter onto the cookie sheet. Then, scoop ½ teaspoon sized balls of marshallow fluff on top of each peanut butter ball. With damp hands, roll each ball together so you have 12 teaspoon sized balls of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff together. Freeze for about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cup of peanut butter, ¾ cup sugar, egg, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl until well-combined. Chill for 10-15 minutes for easier handling.
  3. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop balls of dough about the size of a walnut and place a frozen peanut butter/marshmallow ball in the center. Roll the ball of dough in your hands until none of the center is showing. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.
Notes
Base recipes adapted from Martha Stewart

 

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1 susie March 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

As a resident of the same town as Elvis, I feel confident The King would totally approve. He was a fan of the combo as well, but I think his had bananas in it. I love the combo too….marshmallow on everything!

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2 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

Thanks, Susie! Bananas would be an awesome addition :)

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3 Melissa {Simply Sweets by Honeybee} March 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I’ve never tried fluffernutter & I love marshmallows. These look amazing! Getting pinned in my sweets to try.

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4 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Definitely give fluffernutters a try! I was skeptical, but they really are tasty :)

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5 Bee March 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Fluff cookies are the BEST. Welcome to the fluffernutter bandwagon. :)

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6 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thanks, Bee! :)

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7 Nancy KV March 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Oh yum! I can’t wait to try. I live in CA, but picked up a big container of Fluff on my last biz trip. I love fluffernutters, and people here think I’m nuts when I make them. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

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8 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thanks, Nancy! :)

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9 Paula March 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

It’s been years, since I was a kid actually that I’ve eaten Marshmallow Fluff. I like the idea of it added to these PB cookies!

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10 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

We always have a jar in the pantry for my husband :) He doesn’t even eat fluffernutters that often, but it has to be in the house…like how I feel about Nutella ;)

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11 Liz March 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I don’t want to sound stupid, but is there really no flour in these? I may have to make these for my husband this weekend!

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12 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Nope, no flour! It results in a flatter cookie, but it makes for a much simpler recipe :)

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13 Liz March 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I am DEFINITELY in for making these then!

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14 Mike @ Semi Sweet March 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I was introduced to flutternutter sandwiches in college. Coincidentally, it was by a friend from New England too! I’ve keep a jar of fluff in my house ever since. Thanks for the cool cookie recipe!

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15 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Thanks, Mike! They are like missionaries, spreading the word of this weird and amazing sandwich ;)

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16 Sue {munchkin munchies} March 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I have never had a Fluffernutter sandwich, but I think a Fluffernutter cookie would be the way to go! :) YUM!

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17 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

You simply must give it a try, Sue! It is an interesting experience :)

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18 Patricia @ ButterYum March 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I know a number of people who would be thrilled with a plate full of these tempting treats. As a child I wasn’t thrilled with peanut butter (or pb&j, for that matter), but I loved fluffernutter sandwiches!

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19 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 8:13 am

Yay for fluffernutters! :)

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20 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings March 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Fluff is amazing! Great cookies :)

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21 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Agreed! :)

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22 The Bearfoot Baker March 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Oh how I love Marshmallow Fluff! I love peanut butter almost as much so I need to try these. Thanks for sharing ;) Pinning now!

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23 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Thanks, Lisa! It is an awesome combination! :)

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24 Janine - sugarkissed.net March 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm

These sound totally scrum-diddly-umptious Jennifer!

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25 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Thanks, Janine! :)

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26 Beth M March 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Unfortunately, my country isn’t advanced enough to provide wonders like marshmallow fluff :( Any ideas on how I can whip up an alternative?

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27 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 8:13 am

Hi Beth! They are some recipes for homemade marshmallow fluff around the web, like this one: http://www.chow.com/recipes/30296-homemade-marshmallow-creme. I’ve never made it before though! Hope that helps.

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28 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts March 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I have heard of fluffernutter, and know what it is, but have never tried it. In cookie form thought I would love it! Wish I hadn’t made a promise to myself that I wasn’t going to bake anything until we got back from Japan!

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29 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 8:12 am

As yummy as they are, they definitely can’t compete with JAPAN!! ;)

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30 Elizabeth March 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Oh my gosh, these look so genius! I’ve never tried peanut butter and marshmallow together, but it sounds amazing!

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31 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 8:10 am

You have to give it a try sometime, Elizabeth! :) So yummy!

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32 Nicole (FoodBlogLife) March 7, 2013 at 11:06 pm

What a wonderful cookie! I will have to try this! :)

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33 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 8:10 am

Thanks, Nicole!

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34 Natalie March 7, 2013 at 11:54 pm

These sound really yummy! I’m just a little confused on the # of cookies. It says that there will be 12 teaspoon size balls for the center, but then at the end it says it makes 24 cookies. So do you need to make 24 teaspoon balls or split the 12 in half to fill the cookies?

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35 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 8:11 am

Oops! Thanks so much for pointing that out Natalie! The recipe makes 12 cookies, not 24. I have updated it now :)

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36 The Partiologist March 8, 2013 at 8:56 am

Fluffernutter – it even sounds fun not to mention yummy! :)

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37 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Very true, Kim! :)

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38 Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen March 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Yummy, your cookies look really good!

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39 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Aww, thanks Rosie! :)

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40 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious March 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Amazing! I’ve never had a fluffernutter cookie either but I’m sure these will change my life.

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41 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

You should definitely give it a try, Chung-Ah! :)

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42 Laura Dembowski March 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Oh my, those look and sound so good! I love pb and marshmallow together – it’s actually become one of my favorite flavor combinations recently.

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43 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Thanks, Laura! :)

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44 Kel March 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm

My son is going to love these!

Thanks!

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45 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Hope you like them, Kel!

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46 sami March 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Fluff was a staple in my NY home growing up! I loved fluffernutter sandwiches or on crackers after school! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for the yummy memories!

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47 Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Thanks, Sami! :)

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48 Amanda March 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I Love stuffed cookies! I’ve never seen this trick with the frozen marshmallow fluff – neat!

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49 Jennifer March 9, 2013 at 8:01 am

Thanks, Amanda! :)

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50 Bre March 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Fluffernutters are a commonly accepted thing in the north that I always ate as a kid…and still occasionally as an adult…but now living in Virginia, I get some crazy looks when I talk about it haha My boyfriend absolutely refuses to try a fluffernutter sandwich so I’m hoping maybe these cookies will help sway his mind haha They are delicious and being that I am gluten intolerant as well, the fact that these are made without flour is a huge plus! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

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51 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Aww, you’re welcome! It sounds like a fluffernutter cookie would be a fine transition into a full-blown fluffernutter sandwich :)

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52 Jamie April 20, 2013 at 8:56 am

I found this recipe on Pinterest and as an avid fluffernutter eater as a kid, I just had to make them!!
I made these cookies two nights ago to bring into work and everyone loved them!! The cookies did turn out HUGE tho! Since the recipe said it makes 12, I planned to make 2 dozen. The first dozen I followed the recipe exactly and those ones turned out really big. The next batch I decided I should cut the frozen fluff/pb balls in half and used half the amount of dough to get 2 dozen cookies. These cookies were still kind of big but thinner – still delicious tho!
Next time I think I will just stick to the recipe exactly but only put 6 on the cookie sheet at a time to give them some more room to spread out and not smoosh together.
Simple, quick and delicious cookies!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!!

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53 Jennifer April 20, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I’m so glad that you liked them, Jamie! :)

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54 Pam K April 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I made these today — and also did some with Nutella and Marshmallow Fluff. They taste phenomenal…the feedback from my family was awesome (very moist, chewy and delicious). The only mistake I made was making the centers too large — which then created monster sized cookies. Big cookies aren’t normally a huge issue, but because the centers are so soft from the filling – many collapsed on my cooling racks. I did leave them on the pan (out of the oven) for longer than normal — more like 5 minutes vs. 2…but I lost a lot of them. Next time I will just be more thoughtful about how large the fluff/peanut butter centers are and let them cool on the pan just a bit longer (7 minutes?) then it will be perfect.

Good news is that the messy ones tasted just as good! Thanks for the phenomenal recipe.

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55 Jennifer April 22, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I am sorry for the lost cookies – the size definitely matters for the middle! I tested a couple with larger centers and they were massive and never quite solidified! I’ll be sure to update the recipe to reflect that :)

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56 Kelly August 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I must say I need to try these out. I am a fluff, peanut butter, and banana girl on white toast!!! Which yes, was Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich! Thank you for the recipe I will have to give them a shot!

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57 Jennifer August 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Thanks, Kelly! I hope you love them :)

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