These fudgy Butterfinger cookies are a special treat for the holidays. They’re loaded with Butterfinger candy bars and peanut butter chips for an extra bit of sweetness!

Last night was my first ever holiday party. I didn’t take the time this summer to throw my normal pool party so I figured why not cram everyone into our house with not nearly enough chairs or space and just make things awkward for everyone. Cozy right?

holiday party table

The guests were a mix of my customers, friends, family, co-workers, ex-coworkers and a random dude who was rooting for the wrong team based on his baseball cap. It was the widest group of dietary needs I have ever had to keep in mind as well but I think I succeeded in having a little something for everyone.

holiday party foods

The spread:

Smoked Pulled Pork
smoked pork, before the pulling


Fudgy Butterfinger Cookies

From The Cookie Photographer Laura Flowers


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened slightly
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 Nestle Butterfinger (2.1 ounce) candy bars, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a mixer bowl beat butter, sugar and salt together. Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Add cocoa powder and baking soda and mix. Add flour a cup at a time just until incorporated. On low speed mix in candy bar pieces and peanut butter chips.

Scoop with a standard (size 50) cookie scoop onto parchment 2 inches apart. Push back in any candy bar pieces sticking out of the sides.

Bake for 9 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly, then move cookies to a cooling rack.


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These Butterfinger cookies are super yummy and remind me a lot of a cookie my dad makes every year at the holidays. You will quickly find yourself  munching on more then you planned to (especially when they are fresh from the oven) and you may have trouble saving some for Santa.


Update: This fudgy Butterfinger cookies post made it to FoodBuzz Top 9!


  1. Looks like you were busy cooking! The list of food looks awesome! Hope it was fun!

  2. imwaytoobusy says:

    Cute, cute, cute! I love the polka dot plates! 😉

  3. Mmm…I love Butterfingers. I haven’t had them in quite some time, though. Now would be the perfect excuse to get those sticky bits stuck in between my teeth. :-p

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