Monday, July 25, 2011

Fluffernutter Cookies

Who doesn't love a good old fluffernutter?  Ok, I know some of you are wondering what the heck a fluffernutter is so I'll tell you.  It is a sandwich with peanut butter and marshmallow cream.  These cookies are just like a fluffernutter sandwich with a little bit of s'more (the chocolate) thrown into the mix. 

The inspiration for these cookies came from here but I ended up making my own heavily modified version to make them a little quicker and easier.  Cause I like quicker.  And easier.  

The original recipe calls for making peanut butter cookie dough from scratch.  I happen to think Betty Crocker makes a pretty good pb cookie mix so I used that instead.  I also streamlined the recipe by adding a square of Hershey's chocolate, (I have plenty thanks to my s'more addiction) to the top instead of making the chocolate glaze in the original recipe. 

These cookies are so insanely good.  I won't even tell you how many I ate because well, it's sort of embarrassing.  But if you know what's good for you, you really need to make these cookies asap!

The Stars of the Show: Peanut cookie mix, plus the egg, oil and water listed on the package, mini marshmallows, and about 1 1/2 Hershey's bars.

Make cookie dough according to package directions.

Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet.  And bake for about 8 minutes.  You want them to be slightly under-baked because they will be going back in the oven.

Once the initial baking is done, take them out of the oven and put three mini marshmallows on the top of each cookie.  You will need to press them down a little.  Then put them back in the oven for 2 minutes until the marshmallows are slightly puffed.
It's hard to see the difference, but this is what they will look like after the marshmallows are puffed and hot.  Now you will put a square of chocolate on the top of each one.  If you have any stinks around they are good for breaking the candy bar into squares for you! 

Stick them back in the oven for 30 seconds.  Doesn't seem very long but trust me, you just want the chocolate to start to melt you do not want it to start oozing all over the place.

Leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for about 3 minutes then put on a wire rack to cool completely.  

Then take a bite and savor the melty chocolate, the sticky marshmallow and the soft peanut buttery cookie!
Then shamelessly eat five or six.

Fluffernutter Cookies
Inspired by Bakergirl

1 pkg. peanut butter cookie mix, plus ingredients on package
Mini Marshmallows
About 1 1/2 Hershey's Chocolate Bars, broken into squares

Prepare cookie mix according to package directions.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.  Remove from oven and immediately put three mini marshmallows on top of each cookie, pressing lightly.  Place back in oven for 2 minutes.  Remove from oven and top marshmallows with a chocolate square.  Put back in oven for 30 seconds more.  Remove from oven and cool cookies on cookie sheet for 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Yield: about 2 dozen


  1. After you put the chocolate on, your directions say to "Stick them back in the oven for 30 minutes. Doesn't seem very long but trust me, you just want the chocolate to start to melt you do not want it to start oozing all over the place."

    Do you really mean 30 MINUTES?

  2. Nope, it's supposed to be 30 SECONDS! I swear, I read over these things so many times before I publish and still manage to miss a mistake or two. Thanks!