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Homemade 'Nutter Butters'

[Photograph: Victor Sizemore]

Using rice flour makes the Nutter Butters incredibly crisp and light and I actually prefer it to all purpose flour in these cookies. Of course, you needn't make a special trip to the store, all purpose flour works well too; the cookies will have just a slightly heavier texture.

If you're not aiming for utter Nutter Butter perfection, you can replace up to half of the rice or all purpose flour with ground peanuts; this yields a great nibby texture and even stronger peanut flavor; quite nice even if totally inauthentic.

Note: All measurements are in weights, as volume measures can be very imprecise. I strongly recommend using a scale for all pastry projects. Serious Eats' recommended kitchen scale is the Oxo Good Grips Scale with Pull Out Display.

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