If you love peanut butter & Butterfingers then these cookies will be your new best friend! Loaded with peanut butter, peanut butter chips, and lots of crushed Butterfinger candy bars.
I have always had a thing with Butterfingers. Way back when I was in college full-time and working at this store called Shopko (anyone heard of it….. That store has since gone out of business), and I finally got my break or lunch at work, that was the first time (most days) that I had the chance to eat. I would always, and I do mean always, buy a Butterfinger and a Diet Dr. Pepper 🙂 If I could still eat a Butterfinger every day without gaining 5 lbs, then I would!
These cookies are (for right now) my favorite cookie ever that I’ve posted on this blog. They are so delicious and loaded with that peanut butter and Butterfinger flavor that we all love. My favorite part is that crunchy, sweet sugar topping. Which you don’t have to put that on the cookies when they’re done cooking, but why not?! It really is worth the sugar splurge.
[I think I could stare at this picture all day. YUM!]
I always like to use half creamy peanut butter and half crunchy peanut butter. But, I have used all creamy before. So, just use, mix and match what you have and want. Or, change it up each time you make these. Because trust me, you will make them more than once.
When you are using the bottom of the cup to **gently** press down the dough when it comes out of the oven, do not put weight on the cup when you press down. If you’re using a heavy glass cup the weight of that cup will do it just fine. When the cookies are done baking, they will stay round like a ball, hence why you have to gently press the cup on top of them. If you want that sweet sugar topping, spray the cup lightly with cooking spray and then dip in some sugar and then press on top of the cookie. I pressed down 2 cookies before dipping it back in the sugar. You do not need to spray the bottom of the cup each time. Just once to begin with.
Try these out! They would make a wonderful Sunday treat or a lunch box treat — which is what my kids did with them all week 🙂 They were big fans! Thanks for visiting friends!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 cup crushed Butterfingers, about 3 candy bars
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper or silpat liner.
- Blend together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and peanut butter in a large bowl. Mix together until it is well combined and light in color.
- Add in eggs and vanilla extract. Blend together.
- Add flour and baking soda into the bowl and mix to combine together. I found this easiest to do with a wooden spoon (it will take a few minutes). When the flour is almost incorporated, add in the peanut butter chips and crushed Butterfingers. Mix until combined.
- Roll cookie dough into a ball, about 2-3 tablespoons of dough, or use a small cookie scoop. Bake for 10-11 minutes.
- Let cool on pan for 1 minute and then use a glass cup and gently press down on top of the dough ball to flatten. Do not push down hard, or else the cookie will turn crunchy and thin, just gently press the cup on top. If wanted, spray the cup with cooking spray (lightly) and then dip in sugar before pressing down on top of the cookie. It's yummy!
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We obviously have a thing for peanut butter cookies at our house 🙂
Try out these kitchen must-haves that make these cookies turn out perfect each time! That parchment paper is quickly becoming a favorite of mine! It is already cut out to the perfect size for the cookie sheet. Super easy.