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Delicious Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies

Oatmeal Butterfinger cookies are a spin on oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

A few weeks ago I was grocery shopping and saw Butterfinger Baking Bits, I bought them and ended up making these Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookes.  Butterfingers are one of my favorite candy bars and these cookies are really wonderful.  They are chewy from the oats and crunchy from the Butterfinger Baking Bits.  These cookies aren’t too sweet either.

Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies

My favorite cookies are Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, I found the recipe about 20 years ago on the inside of the canister lid of Quaker Oats Oatmeal.  This is my go-to cookie recipe.  I love the oats in the cookies, I think they are so much better than doughy, all flour, cookies.  This is the cookie recipe I’ve raised my four kids on.  For this recipe, I substituted the chocolate chips for Butterfinger Baking Bits.

Butterfinger Baking Bits

Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies

Here’s what you will need to make these delicious oatmeal Butterfinger cookies:

  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup) softened
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked oats (quick-cooking or old fashioned)
  • 1 bag Butterfinger Baking Bits

Preheat oven @ 375 degrees.

I mix this cookie dough in my KitchenAid Mixer.  Cream the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until the mixture is creamy.  Add in the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.  Combine until the eggs are mixed in well with the butter and sugars.  Sprinkle in the salt and baking soda and blend.  Gradually add the flour until it’s all mixed in.  Scrape down the sides and stir a few times.

Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies

Next, manually stir in the oats.

Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies Stir in Oats

Now, dump in the Butterfinger Baking Bits.  The baking bits looked so good I wanted to taste a few, but I stayed strong and didn’t sample.

Butterfinger Cookies

Stir in the Butterfinger Baking Bits.  I had to ditch my spatula and stir with a metal spoon.

Stir in Butterfinger Baking Bits

Place oatmeal Butterfinger cookie dough by the rounded tablespoon on a baking sheet (don’t spray with non-stick spray).  Space cookies out so they won’t touch too much after they flatten in the hot oven.

I’m using a really old Airbake cookie sheet here.  This cookie sheet has been used 20 years or so for baking cookies and making lots of homemade pizza.  All the cuts and scratches represent so many delicious past treats. 😀

Butterfinger Cookie Recipe

Bake cookies 9-12 minutes.  I found my cookies had to bake for 10 minutes, but my oven is really old.  Check on cookies after 9 minutes and then cook one minute longer if necessary, check and repeat.

When the cookies are done, remove them from the oven.

Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies Yum

Let cookies “rest” one minute and then remove to a cooling rack.

Butterfinger Baking Bits Cookies

Consider using parchment paper so the cookies do not stick.  I found when removing the cookies from the cookie sheet, I had to scrape the spatula with a butter knife to remove stuck-on crumbs every third cookie or so, otherwise, my warm cookies wanted to snag.  If you are using a non-stick cookie sheet, you may or may not have this issue.

Scrape Cookie Spatula

I’m participating in the 2016 A to Z Challenge, it’s my first year!  This Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies post is my “O” day post.


Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies

Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies

Shelly
Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies are chewy and crunchy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40 -50 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sticks butter 1 cup softened
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked oats quick cooking or old fashioned
  • 1 bag Butterfinger Baking Bits

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  • Add in 2 eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix so everything is combined.
  • Add in baking soda and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Gradually beat in flour.
  • After flour is combined, manually stir in oats. The dough will be quite stiff.
  • Dump in the bag of Butterfinger Baking Bits. Manually stir to combine.
  • Place rounded tablespoonful of dough onto baking sheet (no need to spray with non-stick spray).
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes. Check on cookies at 9 minutes. If they need more time, cook another minute and then check again. Repeat if necessary.
  • When cookies are done, remove from oven and let "rest" one minute.
  • Remove cookies to a cooling rack.

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Jerralea

Monday 18th of April 2016

These look very yummy! I like cookies with oats in them, too. I may have to try these soon.

Good choice for the letter O!

Shelly

Monday 18th of April 2016

To me cookies with oats can't be beat! Thank you for visiting Jerralea.

Arti

Monday 18th of April 2016

Another delicious offering Shelly, thank you:) I'm tempted to give this one a go. Will tell you how it turns out.

Shelly

Monday 18th of April 2016

Thank you Arti!

Misha

Monday 18th of April 2016

Ooh these look delicious! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Shelly

Monday 18th of April 2016

Thank you Misha!

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