I often will walk the baking aisle of grocery stores or superstores like Target just looking for fun things that inspire me.
When I was in Target I spotted these Butterfinger Baking Bits and decided I needed to buy them.
These Butterfinger Cookies are delicious. To be honest, they taste ten times better than they look. Apparently, Butterfinger isn't very photogenic.
You could definitely make these cookies by cutting up Butterfinger bars (2-3 large ones), but man a bag of these bits is a lot more convenient.
I also call these Candy Cookies b/c I've made this same recipe with Kit Kats as well; you can use whatever candy bar is your favorite. Personalize the taste of the cookies with your favorite candy bar.
This cookie reminded me of these Heath Bar Cookies, which is understandable b/c toffee and Butterfingers (what are Butterfingers made of?) are similar in crunchiness. However, they definitely have completely different tastes.
With candy bars starting to line the shelf, and now these Butterfinger Baking Bits in the baking aisle, these Candy Bar Cookies are the perfect cookie recipe you'll want to save, bookmark, print, or keep.
We all know we'll have extra candy; you might as well bake a treat with them.
Butterfinger Cookies/Candy Bar Cookies
Recipe: Alohamora adapted from Mels Kitchen Cafe
Active Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 25 minutes
Servings: Medium Scoop 3 dozen, Large Scoop about 2 dozen
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 (10oz) bag Butterfinger Baking Bits or 1 2/3 c. chopped candy bar
1 c. chocolate chips (milk, semi, or bittersweet)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookies sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.
- In a stand mixer, or large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until they are light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla one at a time mixing between each addition.
- Add the dry ingredients, candy bar, and chocolate chips in order on top of the butter mixture.
- Then mix everything until it is all just combined. Sometimes the Butterfingers can stick to the bottom of the bowl, so you may need to use a spatula to make sure the tasty candy bar is mixing evenly.
- Using a medium, large cookie scoop, or a spoon to scoop balls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are barely golden brown on the edges. The medium cookies took me 8 minutes, and the large took 10 minutes of baking time.
- Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for at least 4-5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
- Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter.
Happy Candy Bar/Butterfinger Cookie eating!