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Peanut butter cookies and Butterfinger candy bars are two of my favorite things. So it’s really no wonder that these Butterfinger cookies are one of my very favorites. 

Soft, thick, and puffy peanut butter cookie (the best kind!) loaded with peanut butter chips and chunks of Butterfinger candy pieces. 

I remember many years ago in college my lunch of choice was always a Butterfinger and a diet coke. Healthy right?! 🙂 If only I could still eat like that and be skinny. Those were the days!

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Butter – I use salted butter but feel free to use unsalted butter if that’s what you have or if it’s what you normally bake with. I just think salted butter tastes better, especially in cookies, but unsalted butter will work fine too. 

Creamy Peanut Butter – You want to use the regular, classic creamy peanut butter like Jif, Skippy, or Peter Pan. I would not recommend using all-natural peanut butter as it is thicker and tends to dry out cookies. 

Light Brown Sugar & Granulated Sugar

Vanilla Extract

Large Eggs

All-Purpose Flour, Baking Soda

Peanut Butter Chips

Chopped Butterfinger – You will need 3 Butterfingers for this recipe plus extra for the tops of the cookies (if using). 

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  • In all my years of making these cookies I can safely say that creamy peanut butter is the best. The crunchy peanut butter is ok but seems to make the cookies denser and drier because of the added whole peanuts. The taste was just a bit off with the crunchy peanut butter. 
  • You will need about 3 checkout stand sized candy bars for this recipe. Get an extra one if you want some for garnish for the tops of the cookies. 
  • These cookies will not spread much at all while baking. To get a cookie shape simply press some peanut butter chips and/or Butterfinger pieces onto the tops of the cookies immediately when they come out of the oven. This will help spread the cookies so they are not so puffy. 

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Chocolate Reese’s Cookies – Chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips and chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups. 

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups – Cookie cups made in a mini muffin tin with a Reese’s peanut butter cup miniature pressed into the middle. 

Triple Peanut Butter Monster Cookies – Monster cookies with oats and three kinds of peanut butter goodness! Peanut butter chips, Reese’s pieces, and creamy peanut butter. 

Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies – Soft, thick, and chewy peanut butter cookies stuffed with a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

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Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies

Author Jessica
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies are soft, thick, and chewy peanut butter cookies loaded with creamy peanut butter, peanut butter chips, and chopped Butterfinger candy bars.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup chopped butterfinger candy bars about 3 candy bars


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper, silpat liner or cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl with a handheld mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter. 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  because the dough is thicker). When the flour is almost incorporated, add in the peanut butter chips and crushed Butterfingers. Mix just until combined.
  • Roll cookie dough into a ball, about 1-2 tablespoons of dough (size of a golf ball), or use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the dough and then roll into a ball. Place 12 cookies per cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.
    Cookies do not spread much while baking. When the cookies are done they will be puffy and thick looking. You don't want to overbake peanut butter cookies because they will be dry if overcooked. Remember that the cookies will cook slightly more while cooling. I have never baked these cookies longer than 9 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes and then remove to a wire rack. You can leave cookies thick & puffy, or press a few additional peanut butter chips/Butterfinger chunks on tops of the cookies to gently press the cookie down.


Peanut Butter : Creamy works best in these cookies. I would not recommend using all-natural peanut butter. It's thicker which tends to make baked goods (like cookies) be really dry. 
Butter : I always use salted butter because it adds more flavor to baked goods. If you are used to baking with unsalted butter then that can easily be used instead. You may have to add additional salt (optional) if using unsalted butter. 


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Oh man, those look perfect! They wouldn’t last long at our house!

    1. Together As Family says:

      haha 🙂 Yea, they didn’t last long here either!

  2. How many dozen does this recipe make? These sound wonderfully good!?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I have got to get better at including that ….. I seem to always forget it! This recipe makes 3 dozen I would say. Sorry, it’s not a for sure answer but I do know it makes at least 3 dozen, maybe more. And, they are really yummy! Easily one of our favorite cookies 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        Definitely going to make these!!!! I have a trick that will soften ANY cookies!!

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  5. Andrea Hatfield says:

    I made these for my family as a surprise this afternoon and they are delicious! Mine are a bit smaller than yours so I think the next time I’ll make the dough balls a bit larger. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    1. Together As Family says:

      Hi Andrea. Thanks so much for coming back to let me know. So glad they were a success. They’re a favorite at my house too. I use a cookie scoop to make these. I am guessing my dough balls are around 2-3 tablespoons of dough 🙂

  6. I am gonna try to make these as a bar cookie. I’m hoping it works! They sound super yummy!!!

  7. Victoria Hodge says:

    I am making these as a bar cookie as we speak. I cant wait to try them

  8. 5 stars
    These were a huge hit at a party! Will definitely make again.

  9. Have you ever tried them without the butterfingers? If so, did you adjust any of the other ingredients?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I have not tried it without butterfingers. I think it would work just fine if you wanted to leave them out.

  10. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious made these today and they were a hit!!! Will definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing your scrumptious recipe.

  11. I’m going to make these and add chopped Reeses peanut butter cups pieces.

  12. Vonnie Kruckenberg says:

    5 stars
    This cookie recipe is my favorite; the best tasting cookie I have ever made and made exact to the recipe including how long to bake! Thank you for sharing.

  13. I made these today. Followed the recipe exactly and the came out dry and crumbly. I will not make again.

  14. Christina Lee says:

    Question for those who have made this recipe, have any of you made it without a mixer and just mixed it completely by hand? I know some part of the recipe calls for using a wooden spoon. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Together as Family says:

      I haven’t mixed this recipe by hand but I often mix other baking recipes by hand and I think it would be fine for this recipe. Let me know how it turns out!

  15. 4 stars
    These are delicious!! I used chocolate chips instead or peanut butter since I was in the middle of making them and didn’t realize I didn’t have peanut butter chips.

    1. Together as Family says:

      Thank you for your comment! Glad you liked them!

  16. Stephanie Jensen says:

    5 stars
    Just made these today. They are so easy to make and they taste amazing!!! Will definitely be keeping this recipe.

    1. Together as Family says:

      Glad it’s a keeper!

  17. Connie Cotton says:

    If you are going to double the batch, I think you would need 4 sticks of butter rather than 2. Correct me if I’m wrong!!!