Butterfinger Chunk Cookies

Happy Friday, everyone!  This week seemed to go on forever…anyone else?  I have an amazing recipe for you today that I think you should make time in your weekend to bake up.

These cookies have definitely made it in to my top 3 all-time favorite cookie.   I may be partial to peanut butter and Butterfingers, but I truly can’t see how anyone wouldn’t love these.  The combination of chopped up Butterfingers and chunky peanut butter is soooooo delicious!  The candy bar chunks melt during baking, and they might not hold their round shape perfectly, but they are so peanut-buttery delicious that you won’t even care and neither will anyone eating them.

They do come out a bit flat so don’t expect a fat cookie.  They flatten as they bake in the oven, but looks don’t matter to my taste buds!  Also, they have a very soft and chewy texture.  You will not be able to stop eating them.  I’ll have to hide them in the freezer next time I make them if I want any left to give away to people.  You have been warned…

Have a great weekend!

Butterfinger Chunk Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/4 cups crunchy peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 (2.1 ounce) Butterfinger candy bars, chopped (I used my food processor)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites and beat well. Beat in the peanut butter and the vanilla, mixing until well combined.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the chopped candy bars.

Using a medium cookie scoop (about 1 ½ tablespoons) shape dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheets (give plenty of space in between so they don’t run into each other while baking).

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Be sure to not over bake them though or they will get tough.  Remove cookies from oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Recipe source: allrecipes.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

11 Responses to “Butterfinger Chunk Cookies”

  1. March 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM #

    I think these are the kind of cookies that taste better flat-I could see how it would lend itself to the butterfingers! DELICIOUS!

    • March 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM #

      They are definitely meant to be flat – wouldn’t have it any other way! :) Thanks, Kayle!

  2. March 10, 2013 at 4:55 PM #

    I *love* butterfingers. And I LOVE putting them into cookies Ashley! Sometimes looks don’t matter one bit and I will welcome a flat cookie over NO cookie anyday! They truly sound and look amazing though!

    • March 11, 2013 at 12:38 AM #

      Thanks, Sally! I definitely have a soft spot for butterfingers :)

  3. March 11, 2013 at 1:52 PM #

    Butterfingers are one of my absolute favorite candy bars!! These look so, SO amazing! You have really got my sweet tooth going now! ;)

    • March 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM #

      Mine, too! They always have been. Thanks, Hannah!

  4. March 14, 2013 at 11:13 AM #

    My husband has a bag of Butterfingers “hidden” in the glove box in his car. I’m sure he won’t mind if I steal some to make these for him though. ;)

    • March 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM #

      That’s hilarious! I’ve been known to keep stashes around, too :)

  5. Erica
    March 20, 2013 at 8:26 PM #

    I made these the other day, Fantastic!!!

    • March 20, 2013 at 11:44 PM #

      Awww yay. Thanks, Erica!

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