Candy Christmas Tree and Butterfinger Cookies

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Butterfinger cookies? Heck yes. Here's a little piece of heaven. You're welcome.

butterfinger cookies

Butterfinger cookies made with Butterfinger bars are AMAZING, and I've been making them for years. When Butterfinger JINGLES came out, I was so stoked because it means that I can have amazing little bites of buttery-crunchety goodness at a moment's notice, and that I can make my favorite cookies even quicker.

Yield: 24 cookies

Butterfinger Cookies

candy christmas tree

Butterfinger cookies made with Butterfingers for a buttery-crunchety delicious bite that takes the traditional chocolate chip cookies up a notch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 30 Nestle Butterfinger Jingles, or three Butterfinger bars, cut into chunks, unwrapped and cut in quarters
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1 stick, softened
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. 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.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 2gSugar: 46gProtein: 7g

Butterfinger Cookies

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Beat together the butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.

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Add the egg and beat until smooth.

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Gradually beat in the flour and baking soda.

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Stir in the chopped Butterfinger.

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Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a ungreased cookie sheet and bake.

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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?

candy christmas tree

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

candy christmas tree

You'll need:

  • Butterfinger Jingles
  • 12×4″ styrofoam cone
  • Hot glue gun
how to make a candy tree

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.

candy christmas tree tutorial

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.

how to make a candy christmas tree

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.

candy christmas tree

Does your family use candy for baking or decorating during the holidays?


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6 thoughts on “Candy Christmas Tree and Butterfinger Cookies”

  1. That tree is cute. I want to try some of these ideas next year. You have some great ones. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Cute tree. I wonder if you used toothpicks instead of hot glue it would hold (and then you can eat the candy)!!!

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