Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2013
Oh, my, Butterfinger Cookies. How do I describe this amazing cookie as anything other than heavenly??!! I LOVED these tasty cookies. As you can see, we made them for this year’s Christmas Cookie Extravaganza. So all our grateful recipients will get a chance to enjoy these wonderful cookies, too. This lovely brown sugar and crunchy peanut butter cookie is filled with lots of chopped Butterfinger bars. It gives these cookies an incredible chocolate and peanut butter combination that’s quite addictive.
I found this recipe in a Taste of Home Ultimate Cookie Collection cookbook a few years ago. Finally I’ve gotten around to making it. I made several adjustments to the recipe and felt like it turned out fantastic. This cookie has great texture–crunch on the outside, chewy on the inside. It has lots of peanut butter and chocolate flavor. It also has a little more crunch on the inside from the chopped Butterfinger bars. It’s one of those yummy cookies to die for!
This is a sensational cookie for holiday baking. But it’s also terrific any time of the year for potlucks, tailgating parties, the Super Bowl or Valentine’s Day. You should definitely give Butterfinger Cookies a try if you enjoy chocolate or peanut butter desserts. You’ll be hard pressed to eat only one. And, you’ll be lucky if your family shares any with you! 🙂
Butterfinger Cookies are sensational. If you take these goodies to office parties you’ll come back empty handed!
If you love peanut butter and chocolate these cookies have both.
Don’t Butterfinger Cookies look scrumptious? These cookies have really great texture. They puff up nicely while baking and don’t flatten out too much.
Here’s what I did.
I used up a lot of Butterfinger candy bars.
In a large mixing bowl add softened butter, eggs, brown sugar and granulated sugar. I made six batches of this recipe so don’t be overwhelmed by how much is in the bowl.
Add baking soda, salt, vanilla, and crunchy peanut butter.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.
I cut each fun-size Butterfinger bar in eighths.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods) and chopped Butterfingers.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Roll mixture into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 about 10-12 minutes until done. Cool completely.
Each batch makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
Butterfinger Cookies are divine. Grab a glass of milk and enjoy them until they disappear!
These cookies are great for tailgating parties, baby showers, or anytime you want an amazing dessert.
Butterfinger Cookies are great for holiday baking. These cookies are wonderfully crunchy peanut butter cookies with the added zest of chopped Butterfinger candy bars.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home)
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¼ cups Jif chunky peanut butter
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 10 fun-size [url href=”http://www.butterfinger.com/” target=”_blank” title=”butterfinger candy bars”]Butterfinger[/url] candy bars, chopped
- In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugars, eggs, peanut butter, vanilla, baking soda and salt.
- Mix with an electric mixer until well mixed.
- Stir in flour and chopped Butterfingers with a wooden spoon until combined.
- Form mixture into 1 ½-2” balls.
- Place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for about 10-12 minutes or until done.
You will enjoy these down to the last morsel.
These cookies aren’t really hard to whip up. The most time consuming part is chopping up the Butterfinger Bars.
Everyone loves these fantastic cookies. If you like Butterfinger Bars, you will LOVE Butterfinger Cookies!