This butterfinger cookies recipe is delicious! A nice crunchy cookie with the delicious taste of the butterfinger candy bar!
These are literally the best Butterfinger cookies, ever!
There, I said it!
When I was younger, I used to love the Butterfinger candy bar. Hubby yells out, “Used to? Don’t you still love them?” Umm, yeah. I just wanted to say that I have loved them for a long time! A long, long time! A long, long, long….well, you get the drift.
So, years ago, when contemplating which batch of the many cookies I usually make for Christmas I was going to focus on that day, I stumbled upon this idea. I love peanut butter cookies but wanted to make something different. Something that would stand out. Make a statement.
And then I said to myself, “Butterfingers bars! What about adding the candy bar to a batter with peanut butter in it?”
Tears of joy streamed down my cheeks and I did a pirouette, spraying my tears in a neat little circle around me.
Yes, I was sure it would work. And it does. Oh my, it does! People LOVE these luscious cookies! How could you not? They have Butterfinger candy in them!
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How to make Butterfinger cookies
I preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, I grab my beloved, pearl black KitchenAid mixer and put a cup of softened butter in the bowl along with some brown and white sugar. I mix it until it is creamy. I add one cup of peanut butter, 2 eggs and vanilla and mix until, once again, it’s creamy.
My love for peanut butter
I love peanut butter! So much that as a child, that’s all I ever wanted to eat for lunch. Peanut butter and fluff. Do you all know what fluff is? Maybe you know it as marshmallow creme. But peanut butter and fluff – oh my. I love me some fluffernutter sandwiches, as they were called back in the … day.
We used to have the brand “Teddie” peanut butter growing up. But sometimes my mom used to buy this other peanut butter, which I hated. Yes, HATED. It was called “Pal”. I can still taste it. Sorry, for all the Pal lovers out there but it always tasted rancid to me.
My mom didn’t believe that I could taste the difference between peanut butters, but I could. I had a discerning palate, especially for peanut butters. I can still tell the difference between Skippy and Jiff.
So, after listening to me complain for the umpteenth time about Pal peanut butter, she made a half sandwich of that peanut butter and the other half with Teddie. I took one bite of the Pal half and without trying the Teddie half, said, “This is Pal.” I probably screwed up my face as well, since I was a rather dramatic kid.
Christopher yells out, “Was?”
And I reply, “I’m not a kid anymore.” 🙂
So, the moral to the story is little Lainey never had to eat Pal again. *Cheering crowd!*
Now, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, the best Butterfinger cookies in the world.
Next comes the flour, baking soda and salt.
I mix these with the peanut butter mixture on the low setting.
Time to chop the candy bars. Weehaw! My favorite part.
I used 15 little Butterfingers bars. These are the small ones that come in a bag, but they’re not as small as the bite-size Butterfingers you buy for Halloween.
After they’re all nicely chopped, I add them to the dough and stir them in. I also added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips because it’s my recipe and I want more chocolate.
I roll the the Butterfinger Cookies dough between my palms and place the balls on a cookie sheet. You can see them in the background of the above photo. I take my palm and press down once on each ball, but only slightly. The cookies will spread more as they bake.
Plop them in the oven for 13 minutes. (Time may vary in your oven. Look at them after 11 minutes.)
The next photo is right when a sheet came out of the oven. The cookies are still a little puffy.
Let them cool for 5 minutes on the sheet before removing. Your metal spatula may get a little gummed up from the candy, so don’t be afraid to clean it. You want to remove the little dears without breaking them.
Look at these Butterfinger Cookies. OOOO, yummers!
Now, all you have to do is grab a glass of milk and dig in!
I hope you enjoyed this butterfinger cookies recipe! They are a great addition to any holiday dessert tray! I hope you try them! Let me know what you think, by leaving a comment, if you do!
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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Best Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 15 little butterfinger bars chopped, or 4 large bars
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Cream butter and sugars together
- Add peanut butter, eggs and vanilla
- Mix until creamy
- Add flour, baking soda and salt
- Mix on low – medium until it forms the dough
- Stir in chopped butterfinger candy and chocolate chips
- Roll dough into balls, 1 1/2 inch in diameter
- Place on cookie sheet
- Use palm to push down slightly on balled dough
- Put in oven
- Bake for 13 minutes
- Cool for 5 minutes before removing from sheet
- Grab a plate
- Grab some milk
- Eat copious amounts of cookies