Intro: How to Make Butterfinger Cookies
What could be better than combining one of the most popular candy bars with cookies, the dessert we all know and love? My grandma gave me this recipe a couple years ago and I've been hooked on them ever since.
In just 25 minutes you could be enjoying warm, gooey Butterfinger cookies!
Step 1: Ingredients Needed:
- 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 10 fun sized Butterfinger candy bars, crushed
Step 2: Preheat Oven
First thing's first, heat up that oven!
Preheat your oven to 375F degrees.
After all, you can't make cookies in a cold oven.
Step 3: Crush the Candy
Obviously we can't just throw in whole pieces of Butterfinger candies. No, first they need to be crushed so that they will mix smoothly into the cookie batter. Plus, it might be a little easier to eat.
Grab a ziplock bag and a meat tenderizer. Put the candy into the ziplock bag. Remove any excess air before zipping the bag shut. Now, using the flat side of the meat tenderizer, start crushing the candy. Don't hit them too hard, you might end up ripping the bag open and getting little bits of plastic in your candy. This is experience talking here! Melted plastic does not make for a tasty dessert.
Step 4: Combine
In a small mixing bowl, combine your flour, baking soda and salt. It all mixes together very easily. It will probably only take a few seconds. After it's all mixed together, set the bowl aside.
Step 5: Beat
Next, you will need to blend together your sugar and butter. Now you can use an electric mixer if you would like to take the easy way out. But where's the fun in that? After all, it's not really baking unless you get your hands dirty. Like my grandma always used to say, the best mixer anyone owns are their hands.
If you choose to use your hands rather than the mixer, please remember to wash them before you begin any mixing. Let's be a little civilized here.
Now, once the sugar and butter have been successfully beaten together, add in your eggs. Beat them in until they are just combined.
Step 6: Mix It All Together
Next, gradually add in the flour mixture. Make sure it all blends together smoothly. You don't want any chunks of flour in your cookies.
Then, stir in your Butterfinger pieces. And try to resist the urge to eat any of the cookie dough. Yes, it is delicious. But salmonella is no joking matter.
Step 7: Place on Cookie Sheet
We're almost done! Next, on an ungreased cookie sheet, you're going to place slightly rounded tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the sheet.
Step 8: Bake
Place the cookie sheet into your heated oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes. I personally recommend 11 minutes, but it all just depends on your oven. When the cookies are cooked completed they should have a slightly golden brown color to them.
Step 9: Enjoy
Once your cookies are done baking, pull them out of the oven and let them cool. I know the temptation of eating them straight out of the oven is almost too much to resist, but the cookies will be very hot. Wait about five minutes and they should be good to go.