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Butterfinger Cookies Recipe
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Butterfinger Cookies Recipe

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These great cookies don't last long—make a double batch! —Carol Kitchens, Ridgeland, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/4 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 Butterfinger candy bars (2.1 ounces each), chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 96 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg whites. Beat in peanut butter and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in candy bars.
  2. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls and place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Butterfinger Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 96 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"No adjustments needed these cookies are wonderful!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Really good but almost overwhelmingly sweet-- this would be great without the butterfinger bars as a peanut butter cookie...."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Delicious! Used creamy peanut butter and they were chewy and crunchy. Definitely recommend."

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"Best "peanut butter" cookie I've had! My husband loves Butterfingers and he really liked it as well."

Reviewed May. 15, 2014

"I made these cookies for the first time-this a.m.! I did make adjustments to this recipe by adding 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup to the creamed mixture and I just used 3/4 cup CREAMY peanut butter! For me this worked well! I used the fun-sized Butterfinger candy bars and crushed them in my food processor-I measured out 1-1/4 cups total and I added about 1/8 to 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips! These cookies SPREAD! I'd started baking them first at 10 minutes, then I baked the 2nd sheet of cookies 9 minutes and the last sheet of cookies at 8 minutes! I used 2 teaspoons to drop the cookies on the greased baking sheets! Recipe made more than 4 dozen-I'd say I got at least 5 to 5-1/2 dozen cookies from this recipe! I'd used LESS peanut butter so that the cookies wouldn't be too stiff! The cookies were delicious and chewy! Carol Kitchens, THANK YOU for sharing this recipe! I took them to my hospital volunteer dept. (Nutrition) and to the Volunteer Resources 0ffice. The Nutrition Dept. tasted them and I got raves! I'm sure that I'll be turning to this recipe from time to time now! It's EXCELLENT! delowenstein"

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