Butterbeer Cookies Are Perfect for Your Next Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023

You can't stop at The Three Broomsticks for butterbeer? Then whip up this recipe for at-home Harry Potter magic.

It’s prime movie marathon season right now. Let’s face it, while Harry Potter can be binge-watched all year, curling up with a blanket and a pumpkin spice latte when taking a cinematic trip to Hogwarts is simply an unmatched experience.

Is there any better way to watch all eight HP films than while snacking on Harry Potter recipes? We think not. It’s time to make your way to Platform 9-3/4 for this recipe, which transforms the flavor of butterbeer into some seriously magical cookies.

All aboard the Hogwarts Express!

What Are Butterbeer Cookies?

Exactly what they sound like: butterbeer-flavored cookies. If you haven’t tried butterbeer at Universal Studios or conjured it up at home with a butterbeer recipe, the frothy drink is essentially a butterscotch-flavored cream soda. Now, imagine butterbeer in the form of a cookie. Top with buttercream for a treat even sweeter than a pumpkin pastie!

How to Make Harry Potter-Inspired Butterbeer Cookies

This recipe for butterbeer cookies is from TikTok creator @chizobacu, aka Chizoba Uwakwe. In a video with over 450,000 views so far, Chizoba uses a recipe from In Bloom Bakery to whip up some butterbeer goodness worthy of a Great Hall feast. Here’s how to make Hogwarts magic in your kitchen, too.

@chizobacu 🍪 Wizarding World Butterbeer Cookies (Butterscotch cookies) 🍻 I love Butterbeer, so when I found this recipe by @In Bloom Bakery for Butterbeer cookies on Pinterest I had to try it out. These cookies & the Harry Potter Prequel Fantastic Beasts made for a perfect and cozy night in the wizarding world. For my non Harry Potter fans, this is basically like a Butterscotch cookie. ⚡️ This recipe was fun and easy to make. Here’s what you need to try it at home. For the Butterbeer Cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed ¼ cup granulated white sugar 2 egg yolks, at room temperature 1 tbsp vanilla extract ¼ cup butterscotch chips, melted and slightly cooled ½ cup butterscotch chips For the buttercream ½ cup unsalted butter, softened ⅛ tsp salt ½ cup butterscotch chips, melted and slightly cooled 1 cup powdered sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract I will link to the full recipe in my bio. #harrypotter #butterbeer #cookies #cozy #harrypottertiktok#cozy#recipealloween #fall #autumn #movienight #butterscotch #baking ♬ Harry Potter (El mundo mágico de Harry) – Film Symphony Orchestra

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips

Buttercream:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients

First things first, preheat your oven to 350°F. (Did you know there’s a scientific reason why most recipes call for preheating the oven to 350°?)

Then, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a medium bowl. Promptly whisk together—the right way!—and move the mixture to the side.

Step 2: Mix the wet ingredients

Next, add the butter, brown sugar and white sugar to a large bowl. Use a stand mixer on high for 2-3 minutes until the butter and sugars are creamed together. From there, add the egg yolks, vanilla extract and melted butterscotch chips to the bowl before mixing on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 3: Combine the wet and dry ingredients

Use your mixer on a low speed until the two are fully meshed. Then, take the unmelted butterscotch chips and stir them fully into the dough. The recipe recommends using a rubber spatula.

Step 4: Scoop dough onto a cookie sheet

For each cookie, drop 2 tablespoons of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Each of the cookies should be about 2 inches apart. Go ahead and pop into the oven and let them bake for 10 to 11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on a baking rack.

Step 5: Make the buttercream

Grab all of your buttercream ingredients and use a stand mixer to combine thoroughly in a large bowl.

Step 6: Frost the cookies

Once the cookies are cool, use a mini spatula to frost each one with buttercream. Have fun with by drizzling caramel and sprinkles on top, too. These cookies definitely earn a Hogwarts stamp of approval.

Enjoy while you stream the Harry Potter saga on Max!