Butterfinger Cookies

Butterfinger Cookies stacked

Butterfinger Cookies are a chewy, rich, buttery, and loaded with chopped Butterfinger candies. This is an easy cookie recipe for all the Butterfinger fans out there. You won’t be able to eat just one!

Butterfinger Cookies stacked

Butterfinger Cookies Are An Easy, Chewy, and Buttery Cookie Recipe!

I feel like I don’t give Butterfingers a fair shot in the quest for top candy bar. I have always liked them, but they aren’t ever my first choice. But why? I don’t even know the answer to that! They are pretty much everything I love in a candy bar…crispy, buttery, kinda peanuty doesn’t actually have nuts, and comes with the ability to eat the chocolate coating off before eating the inside. Don’t pretend you don’t know what I am talking about. This feature alone is one of the reasons Kit-Kats are atop the leaderboard. If I can deconstruct candy, you’re a winner.

ANYHOW, Butterfingers scream to be added to a cookie recipe. They add a buttery, chewy texture that really is amazing. I made these cookies last week and promptly ate 3.  And by 3, I mean 12. I am a sad case and can’t be stopped.

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Butterfinger Cookies..Chewy, Rich and Buttery. The perfect cookie!!

How to Make These Easy Butterfinger Cookies

The great thing about this cookie recipe is how easy it is! No chill time necessary, standard ingredients and they always turn out great!

What Ingredients Do You Need?

  • Butterfingers. You’ll need about 2 cups of chopped candy. Don’t get too hung up on exact measurements. I chopped about 11 Snack Sized Butterfinger candy bars.
  • Egg + Egg Yolk. I use an extra egg yolk in this cookie recipe to amp up the chewy factor. It always works perfectly!
  • Vanilla Extract. I always use Pure Vanilla Extract. You can use any brand, but I love Neilson-Massey
  • Sugar. Granulated Sugar works best in this recipe. The Butterfingers have so much flavor so a mild flavored sugar works best!
  • Baking Soda, Salt, & Flour. These are pretty standard ingredients for cookies!

Buttery, chewy Butterfinger Cookies recipe

How To Make Sure Your Cookies Are Perfectly Baked

Like I said earlier, these cookies always turn out great, but I do want to share a few tips with you to make sure you have cookie success!

  1. Make sure to line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Since the butterfinger melt while they are baking they can stick to an unlined baking sheet!
  2. Use a cookie scoop to ensure all the cookies are the same size, and will bake evenly. I used my large 3 Tbsp cookie scoop.
  3. Bake the cookies until the bottoms and sides are lightly brown. They should be soft and chewy on the inside, but crispy and golden on the outside.

If you’re not a Butterfinger Fan, here are a few other cookie recipes using different kinds of candy:

* This post was originally published in 2014, but I updated the photos and added baking tips in 2019


Butterfinger Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American


These Butterfinger Cookies are so chewy, rich, buttery and perfect. I am love! An easy cookie recipe for all the Butterfinger fans out there. You won’t be able to eat just one!


  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped Butterfinger (approx 1012 Snack sized Candy bars)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone liner. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in egg, yolk, vanilla baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined, scraping sides as needed.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in flour. Mix until just combined.
  5. Stir in the chopped Butterfinger. Note – The dough will be thick.
  6. Using a medium (2- tablespoon) cookie scoop, drop dough onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store airtight for up to 3 days at room temperature.

Keywords:: easy cookies recipe, butterfinger cookies, butterfinger dessert, candy cookies, halloween cookies recipe

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Nana’s Girl
September 9, 2021 6:56 pm

Yep, these are very popular with everybody (including me!). First batch only lasted 3 hours, so made a second. These have a wonderfully thick, chewy texture and have an elusive peanut butter flavor. The chocolate sort of melts into the cookie. It isn’t a chocolate chip cookie, it isn’t a peanut butter cookie … it is a delightful category all its own. Love!

August 25, 2019 4:48 pm

HI- these look great, but I’m wondering how small are the chopped pieces? They look large in the photo close up of the candy but in the photo of the cookies, I can’t see any big pieces…do they dissolve into the cookies?

July 17, 2019 2:46 am

I tried making this cake at home yesterday, and it turned out to be really delicious..
Thank you so much for such a yummy recipe. gonna save this and will share with others. keep sharing ?

November 24, 2018 11:17 am

I was looking for a cookie recipe that was a little bit different and this was a great choice. The dough was really thick so I was leery at first but the cookies came out incredible. With their crispy edges and soft centers, they are a newfound favorite.

September 6, 2015 3:00 pm

OH MY!!! Just made these and these are so yummy!!!! Best cookie we have had in awhile. Thanks for sharing.

August 28, 2015 10:40 am

I don’t often comment but I made these this morning with my two year old son and they are awesome, one of the easiest and most tasty cookies I have ever eaten!!!!

August 27, 2015 7:36 am

I will definitely be making these. For my cookie swap in december. They sound delicious

August 9, 2015 8:44 pm

I made these this afternoon and cannot stop eating them! They are freaking fantastic. Hubby and I give them 1000 stars lol.

Debbie Williams
December 11, 2014 5:22 pm

I would like some good low sugar gluten free receipt

December 2, 2014 5:51 pm

are butter finger candies a honeycomb bar covered in chocolate like the UK Crunchier Bars or like the Hoky Poky Bars here in NZ please ????

December 1, 2014 9:39 pm

I wonder how many bags of butterfingers I will have to buy to actually have enough to put into the cookies?
I can’t wait to try these!

April 12, 2014 10:00 pm

These look crazy addicting! I think I would eat a dozen as well.

April 8, 2014 3:27 am

I don’t think I’d be able to stop eating them either. Butterfinger was my favorite candy as a kid.

April 5, 2014 10:53 pm

I just made this recipe a few moments ago and they came out perfectly! Crispy, crunchy, yet soft and chewy. Sweet and salty with a hint of chocolate. I only made a minor tweak to the baking time, I left them bake for approx 12 minutes before cooling on the sheet for 3 minutes. The bottoms were absolutely PERFECT! Light golden brown, while the cookies where soft yet chewy.

I was going to post a pic, but I wasn’t sure if it would show up:

Teresa Webber
April 2, 2014 7:19 am

Guess what I am adding to my grocery list today! Can’t wait to make these .

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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