Monday, June 25, 2007

It has potential... Yummm.. butterfingers.

The butterfinger is one of my favorite candy bars (granted, I like just about all candy bars). And butterscotch is one of my favorite flavors. So, when I saw a recipe on Cookie Madness for BUTTERFINGER COOKIES WITH BUTTERSCOTCH MORSELS, I drooled on my keyboard. It wasn't pretty.

So, I read through the recipe and consulted with the other butterfinger cookies on RecipeZaar and decided to go with my gut and make the cookie madness ones.
They were good, but, I think I might actually like them better if they had a peanut butter flavor instead of so much butter. Granted, I did use the butterflavored crisco, which made a difference, i'm sure. I will try these again, but I think I'll mix regular crisco with butter and then use peanut butter chips instead of butterscotch morsels.

Tip: I found these cookies to be pretty dry, so the first batch turned out raggedy. But then after that batch, I measured them out and rolled them in my hand to make them smooth and they looked a lot better.

Butterfinger Cookies with Butterscotch Morsels
recipe from: Cookie Madness and Recipe Zaar

1/3 cup crisco
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup sifted AP Flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 butterfinger candy bars (I used 6 mini ones).
1/2 cup butterscotch morsels

Beat Shortening and sugar until creamy (I found it to be pretty dry, not very creamy). Beat in egg and vanilla.

Stir together flour, soda, and salt and then mix into the sugar & shortening mixture until incorporated.

Chop butterfingers with a large knife. Add the butterfinger to the mixture and the butterscotch morsels (I added a few more morsels..). Chill for one hour.

Then roll the dough into balls and then pat down onto cookie sheets for about 12 minutes.

They turn into a pretty crunchy cookie with LOTS of buttery flavor. Very sweet, too. Good recipe, but next time I will try it with some peanut butter flavor, I think.

The first batch... not very smooth.


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