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16 February, 2017

Delicious Butterfinger Cookies

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If you love butterfinger candy bars then these are the cookies for you!

For some time now I’ve been meaning to send my nephew who is a freshman in college a care package.  Today I decided to finally follow through with it.  I asked my sister what some of his favorite things are and she mentioned butterfingers. Well I just happened to have a ton of mini butterfingers in my pantry.  I knew I was going to make cookies so I went to Pinterest to see if there were any good recipes for butterfinger cookies. It took me awhile to look through all the recipes to find the right one, but it was worth it because the recipe I picked was absolutely delicious. The recipe I found was from a blog called yourcupofcake.

I decided to make two batches and sent one batch with my husband to feed his confirmation class. My husband sent me a text letting me know the cookies were a big hit with the kids and they loved them. I was glad to hear they were kid approved before I mailed the other batch off to my nephew.

The first batch I used mini chocolate chips in the recipe, but for the 2nd batch I used butterscotch chips because I was out of the chocolate chip minis. I’m not sure which one I liked better, but my husband really liked the butterscotch ones the most.  Either way these cookies are delicious and will be made again for multiple occasions.

I hope my nephew enjoys them along with the other goodies I sent him.  I also hope you try this recipe out and come back and comment on how much you liked them.


  • 8 Tbsp. butter
  • 6 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or butterscotch chips
  • 10 mini butterfingers, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Line baking pans with parchment paper.
  3. Melt the peanut butter and butter in the microwave, about 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Set the bowl in the fridge to cool.
  4. In a mixing bowl add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl beat together the sugars with the melted butter and peanut butter mixture for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the egg/egg yolk and vanilla and mix together until smooth.
  7. Slowly mix in the flour mixture.
  8. Fold in the chopped butterfingers and mini chocolate chips. (or use butterscotch chips if you want)
  9. Roll dough into golf ball sized balls and place on baking sheet.
  10. Bake 10-11 minutes.
  11. Remove from baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack.


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