Butterfinger Cookies

8 Apr

A Happy Easter to you! Or Passover! Or Sunday! Whatever the case may be, I hope you are enjoying this spring weekend with your family, with your cat, with your favorite movie. I hope you get to spend time with people who you don’t see nearly enough, who ask you to come their apartment and bake delicious things with them, who strangely suggest a cookie recipe that you’ve been eye-balling for a while. It’s always comforting when familiar people can still read your brain waves even when they don’t live next door to your anymore (or maybe you would find that terrifying).

I hope that when get done making those cookies you spend time with the people who you do live next door to, that you decorate easter eggs with them like you’re kids again, and that you make your friendship just a little bit stronger with the happiness only holidays bring. So that they always stay familiar to you – so that they can always read your brainwaves.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies, from My Baking Addiction

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/4 cups crunchy peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
5 (2.1 oz) butterfinger candy bars, chopped

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Use an electric mixer to beat together sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites, and beat well. Add the peanut butter and vanilla, and beat until combined.

Step 3: In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix until just combined. Stir in the chopped candy bars.

Step 4: Place 1 1/2 Tbsp rounds of dough onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool on pans for about 5 minutes, and then remove to a cooling rack.

6 Responses to “Butterfinger Cookies”

  1. Katie April 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Man, that swirly egg sure is awesome.

    • Not a roommate determined to use up ALL the ingredients April 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

      sure, the artistry is impressive. but let’s not disregard the simple, classic elegance of the red eggs.

  2. Joe smith April 9, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Cool eggs!

  3. CulinarilyCourtney April 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    So glad to have found your blog through homefries! I’m in college too and love cooking/baking and always am glad to find a fellow student blogger 🙂 Those eggs look amazing, but those cookies kind of steal the show. Wow and yum.

  4. Gwen April 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Very cute eggs and love this idea for a cookie. Did you wear a blazer on Friday?

  5. Russell at Chasing Delicious April 25, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    I am loving those eggs. But these cookies look killer!

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