Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Butterfinger Cookies

I need to tell you about these cookies right away.  I consider myself a chocolate chip cookie fanatic.  They are my cookie of choice.  The end.

Except when a GREAT peanut butter cookie comes along.  There’s a little competition there for the ol’ chocolate chipper.  I’ve probably tried as many different peanut butter cookie recipes as I have chocolate chip.  And I’m often not satisfied.  The problem is usually that they get too crispy by the next day.  I want a peanut butter cookie that stays soft, but has some chew.

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When I saw these cookies on Steph’s blog, Plain Chicken, I KNEW I had to try them.  When you’re done with me here, you must go see Steph’s cookies and her blog.  I just think it is one of the cutest blogs out there and I love that she does “Meow Monday” and always posts pictures of her three orange tabby cats livin’ the life.  I get my sweet fill of cats (since I love them but am allergic) as well as some dang good lookin’ meals (a lot of them involving chicken) and the best looking cookies and desserts.  Steph found this cookie recipe on Food.com. 

Dadgum it, these cookies are de-licious!  I know someone specifically who will really like them (I tucked a few away in the freezer for you, Bob, and will make them again for sure.)  The only small minor change I made was instead of five Butterfinger Candy Bars chopped up, I only added three and added some chopped Dove milk chocolates.  (This was really only because that’s all I had, not quite enough Butterfinger that the recipe called for.)  I actually loved the extra chocolate, so I will probably do it this way from now on.  Those Butterfingers add an amazing chew to these peanut butter cookies, but they have stayed soft the next day.  No hard crumbly peanut butter cookies here.  They ARE a tad on the sweeter side, they would have to be with the added candy bars, but I think they are just great.  I will probably try the recipe again sometime without the candy just to see if it’s a peanut butter cookie recipe I’ll enjoy as well.

If you love peanut butter and you love adding chocolate to your peanut butter, you need to make these cookies.  That’s all.

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Butterfinger Cookies, by Katrina, adapted from Steph at Plain Chicken who adapted from Food.com

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

2 large egg whites (I used powdered egg white mixed with water—worked great!)

1 1/4 cups chunky peanut butter (smooth would be fine)

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 (2.1 ounce) Butterfinger Candy Bars, chopped

4.2 ounces chopped milk chocolate (I used Dove Promises, chips would be fine)

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

In electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars.  Add egg whites and beat well.  Blend in peanut butter and vanilla.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in candy bars and chocolate.  Using a one ounce cookie scoop, place dough on baking sheet.

Bake for 9-10 minutes (do not overbake), just intl the start to brown.  Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes.  Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.  Makes about 3 dozen.

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16 comments:

Fallon said...

yum!! My dad would love these cookies because of the butterfingers!

Lisa Ernst said...

I like that the amount of peanut butter this recipe calls for exceeds the flour! I love a good peanut butter cookie, with chocolate added always! I would like to try the base recipe then add chopped up peanut butter cups and chocolate chunks. That would be fun to me and delicious.

briarrose said...

These look wonderful. I don't think I've ever had a butterfinger cookie...I didn't know what I was missing. ;)

Megan said...

yum yum yum yum yum yum.

Oh, and I just posted another chocolate chip cookie this morning!

Kristin said...

These looks really good. I will have to bookmark these and make them when I get my oven fixed.

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steph said...

Reading this post makes me want to make these cookies again! They are SO good!!

Thanks for the sweet comments about my blog (and kitties)!

Tiffany Winters said...

I was just going to call you and ask you what your favorite cookie was, my landlord's wife's birthday is on Friday and I thought I would make sure they have more of a reason to love us. :) Sounds like a plan. I also need to call you back sometime. I'll make it a priority now that you helped me out with this cookie idea.

jillbert said...

Oh boy, I love butterfingers and I bet they're even better in a cookie!

Anna said...

Those look good! I made them a long time ago, but I used a totally different recipe -- one that didn't call for peanut butter. I'll have to remember this one at Halloween when we have a lot of candy.

Tiffany Winters said...

they're in my oven right now.... can't wait!

Beth said...

My daughters are huge peanut butter fans. They're going to love these cookies!

Kirsten said...

I never thought to put candy bars in cookies, but those sound delicious. I know a lot or people who would go crazy over these! I think I would also add the extra chocolate, one can never have too much chocolate :) .

Valerie said...

I am now totally in the mood for those. I can never come to your blog hungry. :)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These look delicious! I reallly need to make a PB cookie atleast once, and try it! I don't really like PB, but I'm sure the cookie can't be too bad, considering how many of you love it!!

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