Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe – with Butterfinger Crunchies!

Diva Entertains Peanut Butterfinger Cookies

I’ve always loved Butterfinger candy bars.  The mixture of a chewy, peanut buttery confection covered in chocolate – scrumptious!  And when I saw this Bon Appetit recipe for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies that included Butterfinger candy bar pieces in the batter I just had to try it.  So glad that I did.  All my taste testers (family, friends, our postwoman, our local pharmacy staff…well, you get it.  I always bring baked goods where ever I go:) were too – they loved it.

Keys to Success: 1) I think using a natural peanut butter really makes a difference.  For baking, your best option is a ‘no-stir’ natural peanut butter (otherwise you have to hand mix the jar of peanut butter which can be quite a pain), and 2) I prefer using unsalted butter for baking since it allows me to control the salt added to a recipe.

Also, I prefer to have my cookies a bit thick and a tad soft in the middle.  That doesn’t typically happen when you bake the cookies immediately after making the cookie dough – the cookies tend to be more flat.  If you would prefer a thicker cookie simply shape the cookie into balls (about 1 1/2″ to 2″ balls, depending on the size you want the cookies to be) and refrigerate the balls for about an hour prior to baking.  Flatten slightly before baking.

Finally, – these cookies are awesome as is, but if you would like, you can sprinkle the tops of the cookie with turbinado (raw) sugar prior to baking.  The cookie on the left has had some sprinkled on it.

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