Butterfinger Cookies 

For those who adore the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, Butterfinger Cookies offer a mouthwatering treat that marries these beloved flavors. Featuring a rich, peanut butter cookie dough studded with crunchy pieces of Butterfinger, these cookies are perfect for dessert, a special snack, or even a festive party treat. Let’s dive into how you can make these irresistible cookies that promise a perfect blend of textures and tastes.


  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter (non-natural for better baking consistency)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 16 oz Butterfinger candy bars, chopped


  1. Cream the Base:
    • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients:
    • Blend in the peanut butter until smoothly incorporated. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract, ensuring the mixture is well combined.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • Directly add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the wet mixture. Stir until just combined, taking care not to overmix to keep the cookies tender.
  4. Add Butterfingers:
    • Gently fold in the chopped Butterfinger pieces into the dough until evenly distributed.
  5. Chill the Dough:
    • Though optional, chilling the dough for at least 15 minutes can make it easier to handle and help intensify the flavors.
  6. Shape and Bake:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Form the dough into 2-inch balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, ensuring enough space between each for slight spreading.
    • Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, or until the edges are set but the centers are still soft.
  7. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This resting period helps the cookies set without becoming too hard.


  • Dough Consistency: If the dough is too sticky to handle even after chilling, dust your hands with flour before rolling the dough into balls.
  • Cookie Thickness: For thicker cookies, gently press down the tops of the dough balls before baking. This will give them a denser, softer center.
  • Serving Suggestion: These cookies taste best when fully cooled, as the Butterfinger pieces regain their crunch, offering a delightful contrast to the soft cookie base.


Butterfinger Cookies are a fantastic way to enjoy the iconic candy bar in a new form. These cookies are not only delicious but also visually appealing, making them a perfect addition to any dessert table or cookie jar. Whether you’re baking a batch for a gathering or simply treating yourself, these cookies are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth with their perfect combination of peanut butter and crunchy Butterfinger bits. Enjoy the process of baking these delightful treats and the pleasure of devouring them!

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