Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies
Makes: About 30 Cookies
- 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 fun size butterfinger bars, chopped
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugars, and peanut butter just until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the flour mixture and mix just until the dough comes together. Add in the butterfinger and mix together.
- Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. Remove the dough from refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.
- With racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven, preheat to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats.
- Using a 1-inch cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon place cookie dough on prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Using the back tines of a fork, make a crosshatch pattern on each cookie, flattening it slightly.
- Bake, rotating sheets halfway, until cookies begin to brown at the edges but centers still look slightly uncooked, 9 to 10 minutes. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.