Butterfinger Cookies

Butterfinger Cookies are crispy on the outside chewy on the inside

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 Are Easy, Chewy, and Buttery!

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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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

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Butterfinger Cookies

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

Description:

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!


Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions:

  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.

Notes:

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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41 Responses
  1. Butterfingers are the best! They still make me think of Bart Simpson. Solid marketing right there 🙂 Also, I never thought about the fact that they are called BUTTERfingers, so yeah, bring on the buttery cookies. These looks so good Shelly!

  2. ColleenB. ~ Texas

    Oh, how I wish I had some Butterfingers on hand cause I would be making up a batch yet this evening. These look wonderful. Probably just as well that I won’t be doing any baking this evening as we are under a sever weather watch and warnings. All prepared just in case I need to take cover.
    Thank you

  3. Megan

    GIRL! I will be making these!! Yum-my!!

    SO, does an extra egg yolk work in eery cookie recipe? I’ve never heard that before and I’ve been an avid baker for a long time!!

    Can’t wait to try ’em…definitely going into my Pinterest file too!!

    1. Shelly

      In some recipe I omit a whole egg and just use 1 egg plus the yolk and it works great… but if the dough is dry you might need to add both eggs as a recipe calls for PLUS an additional yolk. It adds a nice finish to the cookie and I use this method a lot!

  4. Megan

    Yum-my!!! Cannot WAIT to try these!

    SO, tell me about this extra egg yolk trick…I’ve never heard of that? Will an extra yolk work in most any recipe, to add some chewiness??? Please, oh wise One…educate me 🙂

    1. Shelly

      In some recipe I omit a whole egg and just use 1 egg plus the yolk and it works great… but if the dough is dry you might need to add both eggs as a recipe calls for PLUS an additional yolk. It adds a nice finish to the cookie and I use this method a lot!

  5. Christina

    I just made a batch and have a feeling these aren’t going to last long. Shoot, I”m lucky I still had butterfingers. I thought I accidentally brought home a opened bag of butterfingers only to find out that someone at the house had gotten into them as soon as the groceries were unloaded from the car.

  6. 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:

  7. Sue

    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!

  8. Karen

    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 ????

  9. Shelby

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

  10. Kate

    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!!!!

  11. Jules

    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.

  12. Hi,
    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 ?

  13. Linda

    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?

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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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