Butterfinger Cookies

Butterfinger Cookies – peanut butter cookies packed full of Butterfingers. The best peanut butter cookie you’ll ever eat! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – perfection! One bite and you will be blown away. Butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg whites, vanilla, peanut butter, flour, baking soda, salt, and crushed Butterfingers. You freeze cookie dough unbaked for a quick treat later. You must make these ASAP!

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Peanut Butter Cookies Loaded with Butterfingers

These Butterfinger Cookies are hands down the BEST peanut butter cookies EVER! Peanut butter cookies LOADED with crushed Butterfinger candy bars. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – perfection! One bite and you will be blown away. These cookies are a must for your holiday cookie tray. I’ve already made one batch this month and I have them on the list to make again for Santa.

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How to Make Butterfinger Cookies from Scratch

These cookies are super simple to make. Start by mixing together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg whites, peanut butter, and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in crushed Butterfingers. Scoop dough with a medium cookie scoop and bake.

  • I used crunchy Jif peanut butter. You can use smooth peanut butter if you prefer.
  • I have not made this recipe with natural peanut butter, so I can not say how it would work.
  • One cup of flour weighs 4.25-ounces. To properly measure flour, give the flour a stir to loosen it up in the container. Use a spoon and lightly spoon the flour into your measuring cup. Use a flat straight edge (like the straight back of a knife) to level off the top of the flour in the measuring cup. Do NOT compact the flour in the measuring cup.
  • Can Peanut Butter Cookies be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the cookie dough or the baked cookies.
    • To freeze the unbaked cookie dough, scoop the dough and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer. Once the dough is frozen, transfer cookie dough balls to a freezer bag and store the balls in the freezer for 3 to 6 months. When ready to bake cookies, simply add a few minutes to the cooking time.
    • To freeze baked cookies, allow the cookies to cool completely and place them in a freezer bag. Place the bag in the freezer. The cookies will keep about 3 months in the freezer.
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Easy Homemade Dessert for a Crowd

As I said, these cookies are a favorite at our house. I usually whip up a batch of these cookies for cookouts and parties. I NEVER have any leftovers and everyone asks for the recipe! You need to make these cookies ASAP! These peanut butter cookies also make great gifts. Save this recipe for the holidays!

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Butterfinger Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Butterfinger Cookies – peanut butter cookies packed full of Butterfingers. The best peanut butter cookie you'll ever eat! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – perfection! One bite and you will be blown away. Butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg whites, vanilla, peanut butter, flour, baking soda, salt, and crushed Butterfingers. You freeze cookie dough unbaked for a quick treat later. You must make these ASAP!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large egg whites
  • cups chunky peanut butter or smooth
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 5 (2.1-oz) Butterfinger candy bars, chopped

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • 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. (I use a medium cookie scoop)
  • Bake 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.

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  1. Katie-Bar-The-Door and I have made these cookies several times and they are addictive. Just spectacular.

    By the way, do not accidentally substitute low-fat peanut butter for regular. They sit next to each other the shelf and Katie picked up the wrong jar by mistake. Low-fat p.b. has more sugar and less fat, so the chemical reaction in the oven is entirely different. They didn't make cookies, they made a thin, rubbery peanut brittle concoction. Still, the in-laws were present and they got eaten in a single evening.

    The cookies, that is, not the in-laws …

  2. Steph–I made these yesterday and shared them at a family get-together. They are one of my very favorite cookies now. I LOVE them. I'll be posting a blog (with a link to you) about them later tonight.
    SO good! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Steph, I made these for a food blogger get together last weekend and they are ridiculously good. I think I shoved as much cookie dough in my mouth as I got on the sheet pans.

  4. These sound great. I just made a chocolate peanut butter cake this past week that I posted on my blog. If you love butterfingers you might want to try this recipe I believe it's dated august 3rd on my blog. The cake is one giant butterfingers.

    I can't wait to try your cookies. Thanks for sharing them.

  5. I made these cookies tonight for a party at work tomorrow and they are amazing! Cruncy and chewy and delicious. They're sweet but not too sweet. I can see where they'd be good with ice cream. Unfortunately I don't think there's going to be any left after the folks at work taste them for the ice cream experiment. I'm already going to have to hide them from the Monkey tonight so the actually get to work.

  6. I don't even like sweets but these sound like crack to me! Butterfinger cookies? I can only imagine what Homer Simpson would say! Awesome!

  7. I do love Butterfingers bars…I wonder how these would be with some ice cream between two of them…yum!

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