If you give me the chance to curl up and read a cozy mystery I’m going to take it. Especially if it’s a series centered around a lovable woman in her 50’s who finds herself bumbling around the mysterious situations. Did I mention that she also loves to cook? 😁
Josie Kilpack’s culinary mysteries have been a fun series with some great recipes. This one came from book #4, Key Lime Pie.
Yield: 4 dozen
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
5 (2.1-oz) Butterfinger candy bars, chopped* (about 2 cups)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugars.
- Add egg; mix.
- Add peanut butter and vanilla; mix until smooth.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Add butterfingers; mix.
- Roll into 1-inch balls, use a 1-inch scoopo, or drop by 1-inch spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, just until browned.
- Allow cookies to cool 2 minutes on baking sheet before moving to cooling rack.
*Do not use a food processor. The pieces will be too fine and you lose the lovely crunch from the Butterfingers. My 10-year old got a little overzealous trying to crush them with a rolling pin and we had the same problem. You want the delicious peanut buttery crunch of a Butterfinger bar in the cookie. It’s worth it to chop them.