Butterfinger Cookies

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 chewy cookies were a spur of the moment concoction resulting from an unplanned trip to our local Target.  Sandwiched in between the rows of Halloween costumes and Christmas decorations (I know, early right?) there were aisles of fairly priced Halloween candy, including our childhood favorite: Butterfingers. So I picked up a couple of bags and headed home. Once home, the rain pounding on the windows and the warmth of a fire brought on a baking mood that I just couldn’t shake.  However,with only a few hours before I had to head out of the house for our dinner reservations I was short on time.  So whats a girl to do? Suddenly it came to me:  Baking mood + short on time + Butterfingers = Butterfinger Cookies. It was the perfect way to spend my afternoon and the perfect excuse to skip dessert at dinner that night.

Butterfinger Cookies Recipe

Makes 3 dozen cookies Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon iodized salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) 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.



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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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