Chewy Butterfinger Cookies

chewy Butterfinger cookies on a cooling rack

These will be the easiest cookies you’ll ever make. Only 6 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Plus Butterfingers.

A lot of Butterfingers. 🙂 No chilling the dough, no waiting around. Cookies in 15 minutes flat. Perfect for those of us lacking any sort of cookie patience. Or any patience, for that matter. 😉

stack of chewy Butterfinger cookies on a cooling rack

When I want a cookie, I want a cookie NOW. They’re thick, puffy, oozing with crispy, sticky Butterfingers. They stand the real cookie test: remaining super soft and chewy, even the next day.

chewy Butterfinger cookies on a cooling rack

They are one of my most requested cookie recipes and could not be easier! 🙂

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chewy Butterfinger cookies on a cooling rack

Chewy Butterfinger Cookies

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


The BEST and easiest cookie recipe – filled with Butterfingers. Chewy and delicious!


  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 8 fun sized Butterfinger candy bars, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl and set aside. With an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in egg until just combined.
  3. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in butterfinger pieces by hand. The dough will be very thick. Drop by slightly rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week. Baked cookies freeze well – up to three months. Unbaked cookie dough balls freeze well – up to three months. Bake frozen cookie dough balls for an extra minute, no need to thaw.
  2. Be sure to check out my top 5 cookie baking tips AND these are my 10 must-have cookie baking tools.

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  1. Aww man. I’ve made plenty of your recipes (just made your morning glory muffins yesterday- delish!) and almost always love them. These came out rather bland. I even added some vanilla. The texture was perfect, soft and chewy. But the taste just fell short! (And yes I weigh my ingredients!) I have made your other butterfinger cookie recipe which is fabulous, but I’m nursing and oats don’t agree with my baby’s tummy. Bummer!

  2. These had a bitter taste when I made them. I thought at first it was the butterfinger, but am wondering if it was the baking soda. Are the ratios off?

    1. I made them last night and they are not bitter. They are delicious cookies. Were your Butterfingers candy bars fresh?

  3. I am a 62 year old dude who has NEVER baked a cookie from scratch – These turned out FANTASTIC and were the rave of my Christmas Party – Thank you Sally !

  4. 1/2 cup of salted butter as ingredient plus additional 1/4 teaspoon of salt? Normally Sally’s recipes use unsalted butter. Is this correct, misprint, or a result of being an older recipe before unsalted was the standard.

    1. Haha – Yes, this recipe is from 2012! If you use unsalted butter, increase the salt to 1 tsp.

      1. Made this today and used unsalted butter and added an additional 1/4 tsp. of salt. It probably would have been fine without the addition of salt. Also, the cookie didn’t spread out, so I smashed it down slightly and it was fine.

  5. This recipe is quick, easy and delicious! Next time, I’ll double it.

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