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Butterfinger Cookies

by Jamie on March 27, 2012

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You guys are well aware of the fact that I have a thing for peanut butter. Although I’m pretty much an equal opportunity consumer, I’ve recently developed a pretty serious addiction to the chunky stuff. More specifically, Skippy Natural Super Chunk.

If you’re a peanut butter lover, you know how important the sweet to salt ratio is and in my opinion, Skippy nailed it with this blend. And seriously how can you go wrong with something dubbed “super chunk”? I stocked up on a few jars and then one day – it disappeared off the store shelves.

So I checked another store and then another and there was no Skippy Natural Super Chunk to be had. Immediately I panicked – okay, I really didn’t panic but I was slightly annoyed as I chucked a jar of Jif Chunky into my cart.

Jif just wasn’t the same, so I took advantage of my Amazon Prime account and ordered a 6 pack of Skippy Natural Super Chunk from Amazon. Since 6 jars is kind of a ridiculous amount of peanut butter for my tiny pantry, I decided take advantage of my ample supply and make these unbelievably delicious Butterfinger Cookies.

These scrumptious peanut butter cookies are chock full of Butterfinger flavor and they definitely bring new meaning to Bart Simpson’s classic catchphrase – “Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!”
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Butterfinger Cookies

March 27th, 2012

Yield: about 40 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/4 cups crunchy peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 (2.1 ounce) Butterfinger candy bars, chopped

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites and beat well. Beat in the peanut butter and the vanilla, mixing until well combined.

3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the chopped candy bars.

4. Using a medium cookie scoop (about 1 ½ tablespoons) shape dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheets.

5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookies from oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before moving them to a cooling rack.

Notes:

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Recipe from allrecipes.com


{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Cassie March 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I have a dangerous thing for peanut butter. I tried whipped for the first time tonight and I love it. You are right about the sweet/salty thing too. Can’t wait to try this one!

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Heather @ Bake, Run, Live March 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Love Amazon! You can even get the peanut butter shipped to you on a regular basis! Oh my, that might be dangerous- but if it means more delicious creations like this- I say go for it!!!

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Julia Steele March 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Those sound amazing.

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Maria Rausova March 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

These look delicious!!!!!! Beautiful photos!

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Becca - Cookie Jar Treats March 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Oh man, oh man, these look so good with the crackly top and the promise of chunks of nut from the peanut butter and the classic butterfinger crunch. MmmHmmm. I can’t wait to try these :)

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Elizabeth Ann March 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Umm. .. YES PLEASE! :-) I ADORE peanut butter! :-)

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

I think these cookies were made for me:-)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 28, 2012 at 7:59 am

Mmm love the look of these!

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Cookbook Queen March 28, 2012 at 8:09 am

Perfect flavor combo!! And now I’m super curious about that Peanut Butter. Wonder if I can find room for 6 jars in my pantry…

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Urban Wife March 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

Peanut butter!! I don’t think 6 jars is excessive at all. ;)

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elizabeth March 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

I will DEFINITELY being making these soon! Recently, I was making a recipe that called for crunchy peanut butter, only to realize that I only had creamy! No time to go to the store, so I dug through the pantry- finding UNsalted peanuts. A few pulses in food processor and VOILA, I had super chunky peanut butter!!!!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Pepper March 28, 2012 at 9:42 am

Oh my gosh! I love this cookie! I haven’t had a butterfingers since I was in my 20′s. I love to put them in my freezer. Now your cookies, look so dam good! I need to but some BF so I can make them pronto!!

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Elizabeth March 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

I love baking with candy!

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Donna March 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

I love, love, all things peanut butter! Butterfingers are my husband’s favorite candy. Thanks for sharing this recipe and I will be giving it a try!

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Kristina March 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

That happens to me all the time. No matter what product it is, if it’s a favorite it will be discontinued all together or “improved”.

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Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables March 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

I have a jar of skippy natural super chunk in my desk drawer right next to me where I dip into it daily for a happy marriage with bananas or apples. It’s the best!

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Barbara | Creative Culinary March 28, 2012 at 11:29 am

I’ve become a bit weary of the candy bar stuffed into cookie dough thing…which does not translate to having chopped pieces in cookies…especially if either Butterfinger or Heath bars. These include one of those two favorites of mine Jamie and I’m going to say it…yummy.

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Karm March 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

wow this is amazing. I am going to attempt this for my son’s school bake sale. I bet everyone will enjoy it. Thanks!!

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Debby Pucci March 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Have to try these, they sound wonderful!

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Mireia March 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm

so funny that you got 6 packs!! hahaha I have to find peanut butter here!!!

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Noble Pig - Cathy March 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I share your peanut butter affection!!!

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Paige March 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm

That is by far my favorite peanut butter. I just introduced my little sister to it and she made my mom buy her a jar so she could just eat it straight.

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Cindy March 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Serious Butterfinger lovers live in my house. I will definitely make these for them!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 29, 2012 at 5:46 am

I’m a serious peanut butter fan as well and have contemplated stocking up to make sure I don’t run out myself!

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts March 29, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Love peanut butter in just about any form! These cookies look dangerous!

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Amanda March 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Genius!! I have to admit, while I LOVE the flavor or butterfinger, I dont like the grit it leaves in my teeth. This would be the PERFECT way to enjoy a butterfinger. You Rock!!

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Julie March 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I made these cookies tonight….YUM!!
Thank you!

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Michelle March 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I just made a batch of these for a meeting tomorrow. They are SOOO yummy, they will not all make it out the door with me in the morning! Thanks for the recipe…super delicious and easy!!

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Jeff @ Cheeseburger March 30, 2012 at 7:44 am

The presentation in the photo looks beautiful. I love butterfinger cookies. I’m going to try this recipe soon.

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Kristin March 31, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Sounds yummy! Where did you get that milk glass? It’s adorable and would be perfect for a birthday party I have coming up!

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Jamie April 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Kristen-
Thanks for stopping by, the milk jug is from Cost Plus World Market.
-Jamie

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Connie the Cookie Monster April 1, 2012 at 4:17 am

i have no self restraint when it comes to cookies stuffed with candy bars. i need these in my life

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Mackenzie April 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Holy cow these look good! If you like Butterfinger, you have to try Butterfinger ice cream – it will change your life!

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Michele April 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Butterfingers are the best! Thanks for the yummy recipes!

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Amanda@cookie-smart.com April 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

OOOO. I am Pinning this for sure. My daughter JUST told me the other day I need to find a way to create “candy bar cookies” using all our favorites. I stumbled across this today. GENIUS! Butterfingers are hands down a favorite at our house. We will be trying these on the next treat night. Thank you!

Amanda

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deb April 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I found the peanut butter at Wal Mart today.
Gonna make these cookies tomarrow.
Thanks for the recipe

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Melissa Klotz April 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Hehe, we used to love Super Chunk when we were little because of the name. Super Chunk! Still makes me giggle!

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes November 14, 2012 at 1:17 am

Made these tonight – delicious!!

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MBA November 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

Ashley-
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!
-Jamie

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LaVon March 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

I made these cookies last night for my college daughter and her friends for their spring break road trip and they are absolutely AMAZING! I did not have Butterfingers, so I substituted Heath toffee chips. A scrumptious new cookie recipe for my collection. Thank you Jamie!

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Jennifer August 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

These they were delicious! Now I’m going to make them again, but this time use Reese’s peanut butter cups!

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Hebabadawy September 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

It seem very delicious , I shall make them

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Pat September 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Googled the Skippy Natural Super Chunk Peanut Butter and found that the local Target had the 40 oz and smaller jar.

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