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Easy Butterfinger Cookies

In this post I’m going to share my personal recipe for Butterfinger Cookies. They’re rich with peanut butter and chocolate lavor, loaded with texture, and simple to make! 

What is a Butterfinger? 

A butterfinger is a candy bar with a crunchy peanut butter center and rich chocolate coating. It’s long and narrow, like a finger.

According to Sweet Serve.com:

The popular candy was created in 1922 by Otto Schnering, who also developed the Baby Ruth. His Curtiss Candy Company, based in Chicago, ran a contest to name the bar. At the time sportscasters began using the term “butterfingers” to describe players who couldn’t hold onto the ball. A Chicago man who described himself as a klutz submitted the name “Butterfinger” for the bar and it was a winner. 

What sets a butterfinger apart from other candy bars is the wafer-like crunch in the interior. 

Butterfinger Cookies? That’s a Thing? 

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Oh yes, butterfinger cookies are definitely a thing and they’re very reminiscent of butterfinger candy bars.

You can purchase butterfinger chips on the baking aisle at your local grocery store. 

I bought mine at WalMart and they sat in my cupboard for a couple of months, unused. I couldn’t figure out what to use as a base. 

I thought about using my Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies as a base, but then I remembered my Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies. 

Peanut Butter Cookies for the Win!

They really are perfect! They’re light, fluffy, and filled with peanut butter flavor. This is one of those cookie recipes you’re going to use again and again.

Since Butterfinger chips have a distinct peanut butter flavor and texture, I knew they would be delicious with this peanut butter cookie as a base. 

I also knew that drizzling melted chocolate on top would give these delicious cookies even more of a butterfinger candy bar feel. 

Easy Butterfinger Cookie Ingredients

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You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need to make these delicious cookies. 

These are simple ingredients you can find at your local grocery store. 

For the cookies:

  • room temperature butter
  • shortening
  • packed brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • room temperature eggs
  • peanut butter (creamy)
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • butterfinger chips

For the drizzle:

  • milk chocolate (or semi sweet chocolate) chips
  • heavy cream or milk

How to make Butterfinger Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Prep two baking sheets with parchment paper. 

Make Cookies:

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, soda, and salt. Set aside. 

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In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and shortening until light and fluffy. 

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Add extracts and mix well. 

Now add your sugars and cream until well incorporated. 

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It’s time to add the eggs. Mix them in. 

Add peanut butter. Mix well.

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Work in dry ingredients, a little at a time, until well combined. 

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Fold in butterfinger bits. 

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Using a medium cookie scoop, drop cookie dough balls onto prepared baking sheet. 

I use Nordic Ware pans, along with the perfect parchment sheets that are pre-cut to fit the half-sheet perfectly!

Press down with palm.

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Bake at 375 for 10 – 11 minutes or until golden brown. 

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Remove trays from oven and cool on wire rack. 

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Make Drizzle

Place chocolate chips and heavy cream together in microwave safe bowl.

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Place melted chocolate in a piping bag (optional).

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Drizzle over the tops of the cookies. 

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To store these soft but chewy butterfinger cookies: Keep at room temperature in an airtight container (or covered in plastic wrap) up to five days. 

Cookies will dry out in refrigerator, but freeze well. Place in freezer bags and store in freezer up to two months. Allow to thaw naturally. 

What to Expect from These Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies

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They hit all the notes, folks! These rich cookies are loaded with peanut butter goodness, with just the right amount of chocolate from those butterfinger candies.

(I hate to brag but I honestly think my peanut butter cookie recipe is the best peanut butter cookie recipe out there.)

Soft but firm, packed with flavor: this is the perfect bite!

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You’ll love the chocolate flavor that runs throughout these cookies, especially from that chocolate drizzle. 

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I can’t believe it took me this long to make these yummy cookies. I can’t wait to make them again for my friends and family. 

Variations on this Recipe

There are so many fun ideas floating around in my head. Here are just a few: 

Chocolate coating: Double the amount of melted chocolate and dip your cookies in chocolate, fully covering them. This way the cookies will taste more like butterfinger bars. 

Chocolate chips: Add a cup of mini chocolate chips along with the bag of butterfinger chips. 

Other Peanut Butter Treats from Out of the Box Baking

Easy Peanut Butter Snowballs: If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas candy, one rich with flavor, you’re going to love these delicious snowballs!

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms: If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Today’s recipe is those soft, fluffy peanut butter cookies with luscious Hersheys Kisses on top.

Peanut Butter Ranger Cookies: I started to call these my “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” cookies because I (literally) throw everything in them that you can think of. Crunchy. Salty. Sweet. Savory. It all goes in these yummy Peanut Butter Ranger Cookies. You’re going to love them because they hit all of the notes. Literally, all of the notes.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins: These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins are sweet, tasty, and rich with protein. Best of all, they’re easy to make. You’ve probably got the ingredients in your pantry right now.

Follow this link for a comprehensive post listing more of my fall cookies and bars, perfect for autumn!

Check out this easy recipe for Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Back to my Southern Roots. They look delicious!


That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe for these delicious Butterfinger cookies.

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Easy Butterfinger Cookies

Easy Butterfinger Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

In this post I’m going to share my personal recipe for Butterfinger Cookies. They’re rich with peanut butter and chocolate lavor, loaded with texture, and simple to make! 

Ingredients

  • FOR THE COOKIES:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (creamy)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag (size?) butterfinger chips
  • FOR THE DRIZZLE:
  • 1 cup milk chocolate (or semi sweet chocolate) chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk

Instructions

    How to Make Butterfinger Cookies
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Prep two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, soda, and salt. Set aside.
    In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer:
    Cream your butter and shortening until light and fluffy.
    Add extracts and mix well.
    Now add your sugars and cream until well incorporated.
    It’s time to add the eggs. Mix them in.
    Add peanut butter (?)
    Work in dry ingredients, a little at a time, until well combined.
    Fold in butterfinger chips.
    Using a cookie scoop, drop dollops of dough onto prepared baking sheets.
    Bake at 375 for 10 - 11 minutes or until golden.
    Remove trays from oven and cool on wire rack.

    Make Drizzle
    Melt chips and heavy cream together. Stir well.
    Place melted chocolate in a piping bag (optional).
    Drizzle over cooled cookies.

    To store these cookies: Keep at room temperature in an airtight container (or covered in plastic wrap) up to five days.
    Cookies will dry out in refrigerator, but freeze well. Place in freezer bags and store in freezer up to two months. Allow to thaw naturally.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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