Saturday, August 29, 2015

Butterfinger Cookies



As I have posted before, Brent LOVES Heath bars and always has a hidden stash at work.
BUT way before Brent started his obsession with Heath bars, it was always Butterfingers.

 Actually, that was way back during college days. We were married right before our last year of college and had an apartment not too far from campus. Those days we really had to watch our pennies. We walked to class and took bag lunches in our backpacks. Piggly Wiggly used to sell candy bars 4 for a dollar. We would splurge and each use a dollar to buy our favorite ones for our lunch for the week. While I liked to pick a variety, he ALWAYS picked Butterfingers.
 Each and every week. I'm not sure when his favorite changed to Heath bars!


I decided to whip up a batch of Butterfinger Cookies instead of his usually Heath Cookies( you can find that recipe here.) And see if he liked these just as well....and we both did...perfect for the cookie jar!

Here's the recipe:

Butterfinger Cookies

1/2 c. butter,softened
3/4 c. sugar
2/3 c. brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/4 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c.flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
5 Butterfingers (2.1 oz) chopped

Cream the butter and sugars. Add the egg whites. Blend in the peanut butter and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the chopped Butterfingers. Shape into 1 1/2 " balls and bake on greased baking sheets at 350 for 10 minutes or until golden brown. 





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1 comment:

diane said...

I loved reading that story .... such great memories, huh? Can't wait to try this recipe out. It sounds yummy. I'll have to try the Heath bar one, too as that is my favorite candy bar :-D Thanks! diane @ thoughts & shots