Butterfinger Monster Cookies

butterfinger monster cookies

I never made any New Year’s resolutions, so that’s probably a good thing right about now.

butterfinger monster cookies

Today I don’t think I have much to say, except I LOVE THESE.

I literally just pulled these babies out of the oven (time difference, remember?) and as predicted, they are so warm and gooey and peanut butter-licious. I actually didn’t have to predict anything – I knew they would the best ever because I derived them from my all-time favorite cookie recipe which I’ve made one million times and they always turn out. So adding some more candy and a spoonful more peanut butter could only mean one thing: melted chocolate all over my face. Gets me every single time.

Today I had a horrible passing hypochondriac-ish thought that I might be allergic to peanut butter because I’ve had a weird itchy forehead lately, and I was trying to think of things that I’ve been overdoing it on, and then I remembered how we have FOUR JARS OF PEANUT BUTTER in our fridge right now.

But there are some things a hypochondriac just knows. Like I know in my heart that I’m not allergic to peanut butter. I love these too much for that to be true.

butterfinger monster cookies

On the other hand, if there are any doctors or medical peeps reading, feel free to give me your alternate diagnosis for my itchy forehead. Are itchy foreheads normal?

Annnnd this is the sign of too much sugar to the brain: talking about an itchy forehead on a food blog post. Sometimes I don’t know how I am getting you guys to keep coming back.


butterfinger monster cookies

So I think I’ll stop talking.

The cookies speak on their own.

butterfinger monster cookies

Let them speak to you.

butterfinger monster cookies

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Butterfinger Monster Cookies
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Serves: 24-30
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅔ cup unpacked brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup smooth peanut butter (chunky is nice too!)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup each M&M's, chopped dark chocolate, chopped Butterfinger
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just moistened. Mix in the oats and candies until evenly distributed. Drop rounded spoonfuls on to lightly greased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
The butterfinger gets a little weird right out of the oven. It's kind of chewy and hard to eat. Don't worry - it will re-crispify when it cools.


Wait, I didn’t even talk about the dough.

Don’t forget to sample it.

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  1. I love butterfingers! These sound incredible!

  2. yuuuummmmmmmmmmmm Love butterfingers!

  3. Mmm these sound great! I’ve had a couple of full sized butterfingers sitting around since Halloween… perfect way to get rid of them :)

  4. Oh wow……now that’s a good looking cookie! I really want one of those right now, okay, I want more than one right now…..yum.

  5. I absolutely love butterfinger candy in anything especially DQ blizzards. That’s interesting about your itchy forehead.

  6. I would totally endure an itchy forehead for one of these fresh warm cookies right now… they sound amazing!

    and don’t worry – I always try the dough!

  7. I’d have absolutely no probably sampling that dough. But I am afraid once I get started, not many cookies would actually make it to the oven 😀

  8. Oh, wow. Butterfingers in a monster cookie? I’ll take a dozen. (BTW, I’d eat them even if they gave me an itchy forhead….;)

  9. haha these are definitely speaking to me… while I’m sitting at work at 10 am wishing I had a cookie to help me get through this day : )

  10. Holy yum! Do you think they would lose too much if I omitted the butterfinger pieces (in the process of making them gluten free)?

    • It doesn’t taste totally the same (and I’m not even sure if it’d work in the recipe…) but I’ve made gluten free butterfingery tasting treats with corn flakes + peanutbutter + honey and a little salt all crunched up and mixed together

    • Oh sad. I adore the butterfinger. BUT, if you didn’t have the butterfinger they’d just be more like the original cookie recipe which is my all-time favorite cookie ever. So you can’t go wrong! :)

  11. Yea, so those look awesome!

  12. PB-licious?! Sign me up! Also, butterfingers are a totally under appreciated candy. Love the thought of the crunch and extra PB flavor they bring to these cookies!

  13. these sound awesome! It’s been way too long since I’ve had a butterfinger. Yum

  14. You had me at Butterfinger! I have never met a Butterfinger that I didn’t like. These will be devoured at our house!

  15. Love that you worked one of my faves into cookies. And love the word re-crispify that you used in the recipe :)

  16. My. Oh. My.

  17. It would be dangerous for me to sample this cookie dough. I doubt any cookies would actually get baked if I did!

  18. Forget the M&M’s – I loooove butterfingers, my #1 favorite candy bar! I’d do 2 cups butterfinger :)

  19. wow!!Looks so yummy!!And this is a perfect visual treat with beautiful pictures….

  20. well now that is the most challenging diagnosis, Lindsay..itchy forehead=due to hot weather? Haha,here I am escaping from my patients by reading food blogs, but now u make me use my other side of the brain- not the cookie-brain side!.my daughter loves, loves M&Ms , I’m so looking forward to making these with her very very soon.

    • I thought about that, actually. It seems to be worse when I’m sweating, which is pretty much always. :) Hope you and your daughter like the cookies!

  21. We come back just because you share such details as your itchy forehead (makes me feel less weird when I share such minute details!). Could it be your shampoo? Can build up and cause itch even if you’ve been using it for a while.

    These babies can speak to me any time they like. Yum!

  22. I don’t think I could wait for these to re-crispify. I would eat them right out of the oven!

  23. You had me at “Butterfinger.”

  24. Wonderful cookies..

  25. oh gooodnesss…i love butterfingers…if i choose a candybar it is a butterfinger…and in a cookie even better!

  26. These look absolutely sinful!

  27. How have a I never added Butterfinger to cookies? I am answering, Yes, Please!

  28. I can’t believe that I forgot about butterfingers! I love them but haven’t had one in years. This recipe has inspired me to take my boys to the store, pick out their favorite three candy bars and create some monster cookies! I might have to make the butterfinger cookies just for me 😉

  29. These cookies sound awesome! Love this recipe!

  30. I could eat so many of these cookies right now!!

  31. Oh my. I love butterfingers. LOVE. And I love chocolate chip cookies. I already know I love these!

  32. When I arrived at my desk this morning and discovered a small stack of cookies, which looked suspiciously like the ones you made me to cheer me up after my abysmal MAP scores last winter, my heart gave a little leap and (being naturally over dramatic) I actually thought, “She came back for a surprise visit and brought me these!” I totally admit it’s just a tad narcissistic to imagine that your first choice upon touching down from trams global travel would be to bake for me, but I did enjoy my delicious millisecond of irrationality when I figured that YOU would be around the corner. :)

  33. These look incredible. So gooey! And Butterfingery. I ordered some Butterfingers from an American food importer shop online but I couldn’t possibly cut them up and put them in a cookie. But when I do have an abundance of Butterfingers, these are getting made! They look insanely delicious.

  34. I made these today! I substituted peanut butter chips for butterfingers. I can’t wait to try different candies in this…Yum!

  35. I love butterfingers but haven’t had one in years (like since Bart Simpson was doing the commercials). I should definitely add them to my next batch of cookies!

  36. This is my husband’s dream cookie!! I love it — would never forget to sample that dough!

  37. omg.

  38. Oh goodness. We just made monster cookies for the first time last fall. This looks like a delicious rendition!

  39. These look delicious! I’m always looking for cookies to make with ingredients I have on hand. All I need now is butterfingers. (one of my favorite candy bars!)

  40. The Buffster says:

    I make this dough, roll into balls, and stick in the freezer for my husband and kids to bake whenever they want. They freeze great and taste AMAZING! Love this recipe!

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