I moseyed on over to the Nestle recipe site the other day and found the BEST Butterfinger cookie recipe. Here's a little piece of heaven. You're welcome.
- 30 Nestle Butterfinger Jingles, unwrapped and cut in quarters (or three Butterfinger bars, cut into chunks)
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
- ½ cup chunky peanut butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Beat butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour and baking soda. Stir in Butterfinger pieces.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
- BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown around edges. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Beat together the butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.
Add the egg and beat until smooth.
Gradually beat in the flour and baking soda.
Stir in the chopped Butterfinger.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a ungreased cookie sheet and bake.
I've decided that our holiday theme this year is candy. I posted the other day about our cute chocolate reindeer candy creations. Our Christmas tree is decorated almost entirely with candy canes because Some Boy's curiosity and tendency to break stuff keeps us from putting any real ornaments up there, and yesterday I even posted about how our wreath is made of candy. Candy, candy and more candy! So why not go all out and make a mini candy Christmas tree to go next to our Butterfinger cookies?
I spotted these adorable jingle bell-shaped Butterfinger candy pieces at Walmart the other day and couldn't resist.
How to make a Candy Christmas Tree
- Nestle Butterfinger Jingles
- 12×4″ styrofoam cone
- Hot glue gun
Glue the Butterfinger Jingles onto the styrofoam cone, starting at the top of the candy Christmas tree and working your way down in a circular pattern.
There's no particular color pattern. I simply did my best not to put two of the same color pieces directly next to each other.
If you don't have a large enough gap to put each Butterfinger Jingle flat next to all of the other candy pieces, just use some extra hot glue to put the candy piece in place slightly overlapping the others.
Does your family use candy for baking or decorating during the holidays?
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