Recipe adapted from Sugar Cooking
We all have some kind of food or treat that reminds us of our childhood. One of those treats for me are Butterfingers. As a kid my paternal grandfather used to watch my younger brother and I a lot. There was a restaurant right down the street from him house and we used to walk there for breakfast as a treat. If we behaved (which we always did of course ), he would let us pick out a candy bar to eat after breakfast. I don’t remember what my brother would choose, but I would always get a Butterfinger, and to this day they remain one of my favorites.
When I started this blog I knew I wanted to make some sort of creation that involved these candy bars. I have a Butterfinger cupcake on the list, but when I saw these cookies I knew I had to try them. The combination of the peanut butter and the candy bar compliment each other really well. When you chop these up they will crumble into flakes, similar to how they tend to dissolve in your mouth. I actually like how there really aren’t any “chunks” of candy bar in the cookie, but instead just flavor and texture. I personally just used these in my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, and you could easily do the same. If you don’t have a favorite yet I think this one works really well. These cookies got rave reviews and I can’t wait to make them again! Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cup flour
5 miniature Butterfingers ( or approximately 1 1/2 regular sized Butterfingers)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Cream together shortening, sugars, and peanut butter. Add egg, vanilla and milk. In a separate bowl combine the salt, baking soda, and flour, then add to dough. Chop Butterfingers. They will fall apart and become very crumbly instead of in individual pieces. Add to dough and mix with spoon. Using a cookie scoop or spoons, form into balls and place onto cookie sheets.Use your fingers to flatten cookies just a little. Bake 10 minutes.