Butterfinger Brownie Cookies are chocolate brownie cookies with Butterfinger candy bars mixed in.
Our neighborhood is headed out in the chilly air to sing Christmas Carols tonight! Our neighbors are hosting a caroling party, complete with ugly Christmas sweaters, bring-your-own treats, singing door-to-door and sipping festive beverages. There will be lots and lots of kids in the group, so I figured they might like some brownies… or chocolate cookies… or butterfingers. Oh what the heck? I put that stuff all together and created some Butterfinger Brownie Cookies!
They’re not really specifically a Christmas cookie or anything, but they sure are good.
Think you’ll be able to keep yourself from shoving the wooden spoon-full of chocolate into your mouth when no one else is in the room? It’s not easy. Swirl chopped Butterfinger into that thick and rich chocolate batter. Then try not to take big ‘ol licks after that! It’s not even possible.
Here are the gooey puddles of chocolate brownie batter with Butterfinger chunks.
When they’re baked, they puff, then flatten as they cool down. The consistency of the sturdiness of the cookie should be medium. If you over-bake them, they’ll be crunchy. Take them out while they’re still gooey and you’ll maintain a slightly softer texture. Expect a chewy cookie (remember… it’s plump full of Butterfinger toffee!)
And expect them to remind you of brownies too. That’s a good thing, I think. Our little Christmas carolers gobbled all of these up. I’m not sure they’d last long in any Butterfinger- obsessed family!
Here are a few more recipes using Butterfingers that you might like to try:
- Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats
- Butterfinger Chunk Cookies
- Butterfinger Pie
- Butterfinger Cheesecake
- Butterfinger Truffles
- Butterfinger Ice Cream
- Butterfinger Brownies
- Butterfinger Blondies
Butterfinger Brownie Cookies
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups (7.8-ounces) chopped Butterfinger candy bars
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with silpat mats or parchment paper.
- Put butter and chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, stir, then microwave an additional 15 to 20 seconds if needed until the mixture is melted and smooth. (alternately, you can heat the butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a metal pan set over a pot of simmering water).
- Stir sugar, salt and vanilla extract into the chocolate mixture. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring until they are completely incorporated.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda, then add the flour mixture to the chocolate batter. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon. Give it all you've got for a good 2 to 3 minutes of mixing. The batter should be smooth and glossy and thick. When the batter has cooled off, stir in the Butterfingers.
- Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of batter onto your prepared cookie sheets- leaving about 2-inches between cookies as they'll need space to grow. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. They'll spread out and puff up. You want to take them out when they've crackled but they're still soft and gooey. They'll sink and become more firm as they cool. Wait a few minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Eat them up within 2 to 3 days (stored in a covered container).
- I use two 6-packs of .65-ounce bars found in the grocery store candy aisle
- *This recipe is not gluten-free as written, however I believe that this one is a good candidate for adapting to gluten-free. Be sure to use GF chocolate chips, a GF flour blend, GF vanilla and double check to make sure your Butterfingers are GF too. I haven't tried the recipe yet as gluten-free, but there is so little flour in it that it will probably be successful. Let me know if you try it and have success!
Made these last night. Very yummy especially with a glass of cold milk! The brownies didn’t turn out pretty and nicely shaped like yours but the flavor is awesome. Keeping the recipe!
Oh my GOODNESS! My diet is shot to PIECES lol. I love this – I’m crazy for butterfingers and brownies – havent had either in 2 months. WELP! So much for that!
Why do these have to be eaten in 2-3 days? I’m thinking of sending them as gifts in the mail to family and friends but that last line makes me nervous….
I said 2 to 3 days to be safe… they’d probably be okay to ship.
I used an electric chopper for the Butterfingers but it chopped them too finely. Next time I’ll use a rubber mallet .
I made these gluten free yesterday! So yummy! I just used gf bisquick (and a little brown rice flour because I didn’t have quite enough mix) and it worked perfect. I made one batch of cookies, then got lazy and put the rest in an 8×8 and cooked 30-35 minutes and it made yummy chewy gooey brownies!
Alex – Just put a large stainless mixing bowl over a sauce pan with about 2″ of simmering water. Super easy one-bowl recipe.
If you’re reading this and thinking, “Maybe I’ll make these sometime,” TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND GO MAKE THEM NOW. They are divine – and unbelievably easy to make. I keep catching my beau, who doesn’t eat sweets, sneaking into the cookie jar for another one. Oh, well. Back to the store for more Butterfingers!
these look so good, going to try them out tonight! question for you guys though—I live in NYC, so my kitchen tools are pretty meager (aka I don’t have a double boiler). Is this something I could potentially swap out the ‘homemade’ ingredients for brownie mix? Has anyone given it a try, or have any advice on how best to approach? Thanks!
I haven’t tried with a brownie mix!
Oh my – this is just my type of cookie! I’ll have to sneak this in before 1/1 – I’m trying to do clean eating in the new year! But let’s be real, I’ll make this before 1/1 and plenty of times in the new year – I just can’t resist!
These won’t stand a chance in our butterfinger lovin house:-) They look awesome!!!
These were delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Butterfingers are a favorite around our house – these would be a HUGE hit!
Me want. Me want now.
oh my goodness is all i can say……
Your neighborhood party sounds like fun!!!!! The cookies will be a sure hit! You can’t go wrong with butterfingers and brownies all together in a cookie! Have fun!!
I want to go caroling with YOU!!!
You had me with “Butterfinger”! Cannot wait to try these!!! Thanks for the recipe!
Wow, Lori, that looks amazing!!!
Lori your neighborhood caroling night sounds so fun! And I can already tell you I would love these cookies, the consistency looks perfect!
I love brownie cookies – these are perfect! Oh so chewy and with Butterfingers, even better!
OMG Laurie, there sound RIDICULOUS!!! I need them right this second. omgomgomg
These sound wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and your family!