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Baby Ruth Cookies

I love Baby Ruth candy bars and usually have a few on hand, so I decided to put them to good use in my favorite cookie recipe. —Elinor Nield, Soquel, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Baby Ruth candy bars (2.1 ounces each), chopped


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in candy bars.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.
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  • charlenepaugustyn
    Jan 28, 2014

    First, always use parchment paper & cool on the paper & then remove with a spatula. Used a Fun Size Bag, 11.5 oz. & you need 7 bars for a single batch & 14 for a double batch & 17 bars comes in that size bag. Also found that cutting them with kitchen scissors works much better than with a knife, & make the pieces a little chunky & avoid small pieces as they melt to fast. I used a rounded tsp. & only got 36 cookies. I also baked mine at 350 degrees instead of 375 as was mentioned. Also used 1/2 tsp. salt & not the 1/8 as also was mentioned. Keep dough chilled, so cookies will not spread.

  • cee-jay
    Nov 3, 2012

    This recipe looks promising but I have a question. How many Fun Size bars equal the 2 Baby Ruth candy bars called for in this recipe? Or would one 12.5 oz Fun Size bag equal the candy bars called for? How should I proceed? Thanks in advance for your advice.

  • mikelssword
    Jan 19, 2010

    I made these cookies for two of my friends for Christmas and they were great! My friends wanted the recipe so they could make them also

  • thin4life
    Jul 5, 2009

    I made these cookies for the first and last time today. The caramel oozed out of the dough all over the cookie sheet. They were a pain in the butt to get off the pan. I will NOT make these again.

  • patij46
    Jan 16, 2009

    While cleaning out my Mother's things in 1989, I found a 1950's Curtiss Baby Ruth candy bar wrapper with the following recipe on it.BABY RUTH COOKIESCream 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar. Add 1 egg. Add 1-1/3 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 Curtiss 5 cent Baby Ruth bars (cut in sm pieces). Chill. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfulls on greased baking sheet. Bake 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. (Yields about 75 cookies)Note: The candy bars were probably the size of 1 lg Baby Ruth today, 2009.

  • jengland
    Dec 22, 2007

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  • SCOTTC3101
    Dec 11, 2007

    In the '40's and '50's Curtiss Company marketed cookies under the "Baby Ruth" and "Butterfinger" names. To my recollection, these did not include pieces of the candy bars in them. The recipes for these original cookies is that which I seek.