Fact: Brian made these cookies with the two youngest boys last Sunday afternoon.
Fact: I was certain they would not turn out.
Fact: I kept reminding Brian to follow the recipe exactly as I hovered over his shoulder sure ingredients were being misread on the fingerprint-smudged iPad.
Fact: I’m kind of hard to live with.
Fact: And, um, I was totally and completely wrong about the outcome of these cookies.
Fact: These amazing buttery chock-full-of-Butterfinger cokies are suuuuper yum. Like, beyond yum. Freakishly yum. Yum, yum, yum.
Fact: Brian never said, not even once, “I told you so” or “For the love, stop giving me advice about making Butterfinger cookies.”
Fact: He’s a good man.
Fact: Risking life and limb, I had to hoard the last dozen in order to take pictures of them so I could post the recipe.
Fact: No one knows exactly what happened to those cookies after pictures were taken. Reports are mixed and slightly fuzzy.
Fact: If you don’t make these, you’re totally missing out.
- 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups chopped Butterfinger candy bars (about 11-12 snack size bars)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line one or two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat liner (or just grease with cooking spray).
- In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Mix in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt and Butterfinger pieces.
- Scoop the dough into heaping tablespoon-sized balls and space them about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes - don't overbake or they will be crispy instead of chewy (unless you want the crispy effect, of course).