Thursday, December 15, 2011

Butterfinger Cookies

There's no denying it...I've been baking entirely too much lately. But, in my Betty-Crocker-wanna-be defense, is that even possible during the holiday season? There never seems to be a shortage of parties, dinners, or hungry husbands. Can I get an Amen?

Even though I pat myself on the back and thought I was the genius who first thought of this combination (much like these), I googled "butterfinger cookies" and felt like Christopher Columbus when he realized he wasn't actually the first to discover the New World. However, my discovery or not, these are amazing. You will want to head to the nearest grocery store, grab some butterfingers, and get that kitchen crankin', ladies. These cookies are chewy, crunchy, and have the perfect amount of chocolate. Oh, they are good. Not New World good, but close.

In a medium-size mixing bowl, beat eggs with a fork until the whites and yolks are well blended.
 Add the vegetable oil and vanilla, stirring until blended with the eggs.
Blend in sugar.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add these dry ingredients, a small portion at a time, to the above mixture, mixing until all ingredients are moist and batter is smooth.
 Unwrap Butterfingers and seal in a Ziploc bag. Using a rolling pin, crush candy until it's in very small chunks.
Stir Butterfingers into mixture.
Drop batter by teaspoon, about 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
Ingredients:
2 eggs

2/3 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pkg. fun size Butterfingers
 
Directions:
In a medium-size mixing bowl, beat eggs with a fork until the whites and yolks are well blended. Add the vegetable oil and vanilla, stirring until blended with the eggs. Blend in the sugar. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add these dry ingredients, a small portion at a time, to the above mixture, mixing until all ingredients are moist and batter is smooth. Unwrap Butterfingers and seal in a Ziploc bag. Using a rolling pin, crush candy until it's in very small chunks. Stir Butterfingers into mixture. Drop batter by teaspoon, about 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 or 3 minutes before removing to a cake rack to complete cooling.
*makes 3 dozen cookies


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17 comments:

  1. Can I hire you to bake for me? My goodness these look sooo tasty!

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  2. They look and sound soooo good!!!

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  3. Thank you ladies! And yes Katie...I would love to be your personal cookie-maker. And you can let me borrow those tights you wore yesterday! :)

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  4. These look SO good! NEW WORLD GOOD. :)

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  5. These look sooo good! Thanks for following along, now following back! :-)

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  6. So cute! I'm glad you found my blog! Excited to follow yours too...can never get enough recipe ideas :)

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  7. What is better than a butterfinger.. a buttefinger cookie.. these look yummy.. i will save in my recipes file for a rainy day..(oh look it might rain today ...hehehe....)

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  8. They look so yummy (and they match your blog colors...lol). I love it and will have to try. I love your red bowl too.

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  9. Hi Brittany. Thanks for joining my blog. I just checked you out and joined. You had me with your picture of (peacock?) fiestaware. :)

    http://www.thekindergartenchick.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh my yumminess! I am pinning this one! Thanks for sharing! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  11. You are so brave to try lots of new things! I love it!

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  12. They look way to yummy! I will give them a try this week. Following you my friend. Diane

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  13. Oh yummy! I love butterfingers so putting them in a cookie is genius! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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  14. These look and sound great! I love Butterfingers! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  15. WOW! Those look delicious! I LOVE butterfingers! I am going to have to try this!! LOVE IT!!

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  16. I made some butterfinger cookies for the first time this year and they turned out great, I'll have to try your recipe for sure.

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