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Baby Ruth Cookies Recipe

Baby Ruth Cookies Recipe

--Elinor Nield, Soquel, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:24 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 98 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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charlenepaugustyn User ID: 3862805 21862
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1579946 50162
Reviewed 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."

[email protected] User ID: 2350474 51742
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1891649 46714
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3789329 55905
Reviewed 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.

Cream 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."

SCOTTC3101 User ID: 2684722 80460
Reviewed 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."

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