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These caramelly, Chewy Butterfinger Cookies have a delicious crunch in every bite! So delicious that you’ll be back for seconds and thirds!

These marvelous cookies, chock full of candy bar chunks, are the perfect excuse to buy extra Halloween candy or to grab a few Butterfinger Bars at the checkout counter. These chewy cookies will have your family swooning!

Chewy Butterfinger Cookies arranged on a round white plate

Chewy Butterfinger Cookies

Cookbooks, binders, stacks of recipes printed from the Internet fill my kitchen. Over the years, I must have saved zillions of recipes with good intentions to try them all.

I bought Butterfingers over a month ago for a recipe I printed off, and lost, for Butterfinger cookie bars.  So when I saw a recent post by Gillian of GillyCakes for Butterfinger cookies, that recipe went to the top of the stack.

Chewy Butterfinger Cookies stacked on a white plate

Perfect for Butterfinger Lovers

Well, I’m so delighted that I didn’t give up cookie dough for Lent this year. The first sign of a fabulous cookie is terrific cookie dough.

I certainly wasn’t disappointed when I took a little nibble.  And these chewy gems garnished approval from even the pickiest in my family. So delicious! Thanks, Gillian!!!

Chewy Butterfinger Cookies on a round white plate with Butterfinger candy bars

Tips for Making Perfect Butterfinger Cookies

If you can make chocolate chip cookies, these will be a breeze. You’ll need to chop up some Butterfinger candy bars and use those in lieu of chocolate chips! Here are a few more tips for making the best Butterfinger cookies.

  • Have your butter and eggs at room temperature. This will allow for easier mixing and better incorporation.
  • Chop your Butterfingers into chocolate chip sized pieces or even a bit larger. Add any extra crumbs to the dough if you like!
  • Mix in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. If you use a mixer, you will whip air into the dough. It also activates the gluten, making for less tender cookies.
  • Use a cookie scoop to make consistent sized cookies. And if they still come out slightly misshapen, take your spatula and tap them into rounder shapes while they’re hot out of the oven!

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Butterfinger Cookies

Butterfinger Cookies

Caramelly, chewy cookies packed with butterfinger bits!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 3 dozen


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, cooled slightly
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped Butterfinger candy bars (I used 2 1/2 2.1 ounce bars)


  1. Preheat oven to 325º. Line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Combine melted butter with sugars, and beat till creamy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add soda and salt and mix well, then add flour and mix till combined. Gently add chopped Butterfingers.
  3. Scoop tablespoonfuls of dough out onto baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or till lightly browned. Cool for a couple minutes on baking sheet, then remove to rack to finish cooling.


Adapted from GillyCakes

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 101mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
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35 comments on “Chewy Butterfinger Cookies”

  1. Those look like perfect cookies Lizzy….my son would love those, he is a butterfinger lover!

  2. I love using candy in cookies these look great!

  3. uh oh! I shouldn’t have of looked here Lizzy……b/c I love Butterfingers.

  4. The piles of recipes on my dining room table seems to grow weekly. And here’s another to add to the pile…:-P

  5. These look delicious!!

    Although butterfingers certinaly wouldn’t last a month in my house…I’d be sure to eat them within a few days!

  6. These look good! I cam over to look for your Kahlua cake recipe and found this fun recipe for cookies with butterfingers, wow, score:-)
    I’m going to forward your link to my son who loves butterfingers, like his mother;-)
    I like your site, delicious recipes and beautiful photos, thanks for sharing this recipe.

  7. Oh my heck! Butterfingers are the best!!! And in a cookie?!?! YUM!!!

  8. I have that massive pile of recipes I want to try too….I’m pretty sure it’s taller than me now. 😉

    Amazing looking cookies. I love anything that contains butterfingers.

  9. Butterfinger has most-favored-candy status at Casa Garcia. I might win a Best Wife award if I whipped up a batch of these for him…and me too ;)!

  10. Love them!! They look amazing!

  11. I’m so glad you loved them as much as I did! They certainly didn’t last long in my house that’s for sure!! 🙂

  12. Lizzy, these really do look delicious. They wouldn’t last long around here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  13. These cookies sound so good with the butterfinger candies, yum!

  14. If I showed my husband these cookies he might just fall in love with you. Guess I better make them. He LOOOOOVes butterfingers!

  15. I’m glad I didn’t give up cookie dough for lent either! These look and sound so delicious. I’m always in the mood for some butterfingers. Thanks for sharing with me tonight. Visiting your blog brings a smile to my face, week after week. I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!

  16. i’m up for butterfinger 24/7 and your cookies are tempting me. they look amazing.

    i have a pile of saved recipes too. wonder when i’ll make at least half of them.

  17. I love butterfingers, they’re my favorite! I’m all for putting candy in cookies and these look amazing. 🙂

  18. Gorgeous cookies, Lizzy! So yummy too. I clicked on the first photo, and linked it to twitter. Not sure if I did it right. It did post it, but I’m still new about the rest of the linking!

  19. Love Butterfingers and cookies…great combo!

  20. I LOVE butterfingers! Will definitely try this soon 🙂

  21. I wonder if you can substitute in Snickers, because I have a tin of those in my cupboard. Great post and recipe!

  22. Oh my gosh, I’m in love. Liz, you know the way to this girl’s heart. These look divine 🙂

  23. I think you could put anything you wanted into these cookies…give it a shot…I bet they’ll be delicious~

  24. How lovely! I am sure these taste divine! I am so happy you are participating to the Online Bake Sale too!!!! I love your blog Liz! 🙂
    Manu (Manu’s Menu)

  25. Nice use of butterfingers. I am sure the cookies are amazing.

  26. what a great idea candy bars in cookies bet they taste fantastic!

  27. I agree that these are irresistible I dont even think I would get one if my husband saw these!

  28. I’m thinking Santa wants these this year. ☺

  29. An easy cookie recipe with a fun twist, so good!

  30. Such a great idea for leftover candy!

  31. These were so hard to resist! They taste SO good!

  32. Folks in my house LOVED these cookies.

  33. You’ve got me at butterfinger! These cookies are simply to die for. So good!

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