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Butterfinger Cookies

This Butterfinger Cookie Recipe makes soft and chewy cookies with a hint of peanut flavor thanks to chopped Butterfinger candies.

Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger…cookies. Yep that’s right, in an apparent flashback to my 90’s childhood  I’m embracing these peanutty candy bars once again. Only this time I’m not eating candy bar after candy bar while channeling Bart Simpson. Instead I’m chopping up Butterfingers and adding them to cookies while I channel Betty Crocker. Oh how the times have changed.  

These cookies are soft, chewy and loaded with peanut Butterfinger goodness. Let’s talk about what you need to make them.

Butterfinger Cookie Ingredients: 

These Butterfinger cookies are great because you’ll find the usual suspects for cookie baking. Flour, baking soda,  butter, eggs, vanilla  etc…  There are just a couple notes that I like to mention: 

Butterfinger cookie ingredients.
  • BROWN SUGAR AND GRANULATED SUGAR: I like to use a combo of granulated sugar and brown sugar. I use more brown sugar than granulated sugar because it makes theses cookies even chewier.  
  • BUTTERFINGER CANDIES: You’ll need about 1 cup of chopped butterfinger candies. I used 8 fun size candy bars. 
  • MELTED BUTTER: I use melted butter in this recipe instead of softened butter. This does  make the cookies a bit flatter but because the cookies are baked at a lower temperature that still retain some chewiness. 

Step by Step Photos and Instructions: 

Butterfinger cookies come together just as easy as most cookie recipes. Think of it like you’re making chocolate chip cookies but you mix butterfingers in instead of chocolate chips. 

  • Step #1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Step #2: Combine the flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Whisk until well combined. 
  • Step #3: Beat together melted butter and sugars until smooth. Add in vanilla and eggs one at time. 
  • Step #4: Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Once combined fold in the chopped butter finger cookies. 
  • Step #5: Use a large cookie scoop to place rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 9 – 11 minutes or until edges start to brown. Allow to cool for a couple minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Storage and Leftovers: 

Keep the cookies in an airtight container for few days. 

Butterfinger cookies on baking sheet.

Looking for more cookie recipes? Try these: 

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are a great festive treat to make during the holidays! 

These Chewy Molasses Cookies are my favorite holiday cookies!

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are soft and fluffy pumpkin perfection!

Note this recipe was originally posted in 2009. It was updated in 2022 with new photos, step by step photo instructions and nutritional information.

Butterfinger Cookies

Chewy cookies with Butterfinger pieces mixed in.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Servings
Calories 91 kcal



  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped Butterfinger candy bars about 8 "fun size" candy bars


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs 1 at a time.
  • Slowly mix in dry ingredients until well combined.
  • Fold in chopped Butterfingers.
  • Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Cook 8-10 minutes or until edges start to brown and cookies are set.
  • Allow to cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.




Serving: 1cookieCalories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 102mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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Keywords: baking, butterfinger, candy bar, cookie, cookies, dessert, fun size candy bar, granulated sugar

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    January 24, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Made these over the weekend and they are ridiculously delicious! I love how chewy they are. My friends are calling them crack cookies. lol

    I did have to cook mine for 12 min but they

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      Des @ Life's Ambrosia
      January 24, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      haha Crack cookies! Love it! And I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed them!

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    Corrie Anne
    October 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Made these tonight. Super easy, and my husband loves them!

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    June 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Don’t know if you see comments on posts back this far. I hope so. I made these yesterday to take with us on a little day trip. They are delicious. I got 5 dozen nice cookies with my usual cookie scoop. I have been making what is probably the original Butterfinger Cookie recipe for years. It was put out by the Curtis Candy Company along with one for Baby Ruth cookies way back when they made these candy bars. I think that I will be making this one from now on.

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    Angela Reid
    February 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    oops!!! didnt change a thing

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    Angela Reid
    February 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    just made these, and did change a thing very good will be making again.

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    Mary N
    January 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    We made these yesterday for a weekly neighborhood meeting. The women in the group said, “Yum” and ate one each. The men (4 of them) gobbled the remaining 32 and demanded more next week. They’re good out of the oven, but better after they cool for a few hours. Thank you.

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    October 25, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    You’re welcome Jenn! Maybe you can hide a plate for yourself. I find that I have to do that from time to time ;-)

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    October 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

    OMG! I just made these cookies!! They are so scrumptious! Thank you so much for posting this! Now, I just gotta keep my boyfriend from eating them all :)

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    Mrs. L
    October 22, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Dang. I ate all the little Butterfinger snack packs I got this past weekend at an event. Oh well, guess I just have to go buy me a whole new bag! Not really a problem since Butterfingers are my favorite candy bar.

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    Laura Flowers
    October 22, 2009 at 7:25 am

    I’ve added all kinds of candy to cookies but not Butterfingers. Why have I not done this? You’re a genius!


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    Kathy - Cooking On the Side
    October 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I way overbought on the Halloween candy – I suspect I’m going to have enough to make these cookies next weekend!

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    October 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks everyone for the comments! And I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed them Erin! You just might have to make another batch for your husband ;-)

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    October 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Oooooooooooh…Saw the recipe & had to make it. So naughty, so good! I wonder if I can get the smell out of house before my husband gets home from work, in case I eat them all? Thanks for the recipe!

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    October 21, 2009 at 10:04 am

    those cookies look so delicious! I bet they tasted great fresh out from the oven!

    It would be perfect for the sweet celebration contest I’m hosting on my blog. It would be great if you’d care to participate!

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    October 21, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Yum! I hope the kids get some from trick or treating so I can try these.

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    October 20, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I’m sorry but I am going to have to lay a finger or two on those butterfinger cookies :-p they looks great!

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