I have been so focused on making new things for dinner that I have been totally neglecting Chicken Leg's sweet tooth. I was looking through some old recipes and found these cookies. I remembered that they were fantastic, so I decided to make them last weekend. My memory was correct - these are great cookies! It doesn't hurt that I LOVE peanut butter and Butterfingers. Chicken Leg's loved the cookies too. I made some amazing ice cream to go with the cookies - I'll share that recipe with you tomorrow. I am really looking forward to dessert tonight - we still have some leftovers!!
adapted from Food.com
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large egg whites
1 1/4 cups chunky peanut butter (or smooth)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 (2.1 ounce) butterfinger candy bars, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg whites; beat well. Blend in peanut butter and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in candy bars. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies just start to turn brown. Do not over bake! Let sit on cookie sheet for a few minutes, before transfering to a wire rack. Cool completely.