Chocolate Fudge Butterfinger Cookies

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I have another irresistible cookie for you today for week four of 12 weeks of Christmas cookies. This one is a sweet, fudgy, dark chocolate, chewy cookie loaded with creamy chocolate chips and pieces of Butterfinger candy bars.

I bookmarked this recipe in 2009 intending to make it right away, but just never got around to it. I’m so glad I stumbled upon it again. Jenny, Picky Palate, says this is one of her all time favorite cookies and now I know why. It’s rich, super chewy, and double chocolate delicious. Jenny definitely knows how to kick a cookie up a notch.

Yield: about 3 dozen

Chocolate Fudge Butterfinger Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder (I used King Arthur Double-Dutch Cocoa)
  • 2 tsps. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Full size Butterfinger Bars, crushed
  • 1 1/2 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment or silpat liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in flour mixture until just combine. Then stir in crushed butterfinger and chocolate chips. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes, should still be soft in center. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. (High altitude changes: I reduced the granulated sugar to 3/4 cup, add 1 tablespoon flour, and decreased the baking soda to 1 1/2 teaspoons.)


slightly adapted from Picky Palate

12-weeks-of-Christmas Cookies & Sweets

Be sure and check out all of the fabulous cookies the other 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies (and sweets) bakers baked up for this week.


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