Packed with milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and Butterfinger pieces, these Double Chip Butterfinger Cookies are buttery, crispy & slightly chewy. So, so good!
Before we talk about how amazing these Double Chip Butterfinger Cookies are, I need to give you a little history behind the base of these cookies.
Years ago (I think it was in the mid 80’s) when butter-flavored Crisco made its debut, there was a recipe on the back of the can and also in the package of the Crisco sticks for “Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies.” They instantly became my favorite.
Now I know some of you cringe at the thought of using shortening in your cookies. It’s kind of like the elephant in the room, but the truth is, shortening definitely has its place in cookies. It makes them tender, soft and thicker because they don’t spread as much during baking.
I could get into all the nitty gritty about butter vs. shortening in cookies, but I’ll spare you.
For years the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie was my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. In fact, it was the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I would make (I know, shocking!). My entire family was in love with them. I would bring them to family dinners/parties and they always disappeared.
Being the complete chocolate chip cookie addict that I am, you know that I’m always trying new recipes, so the Crisco recipe over these last few years has sadly been pushed to the back burner, so to speak.
A few weeks ago we were at an open house for my niece and my brother had brought cookies. I ate one and went a little crazy at how good they were. So of course I asked him for the recipe. He was like “it’s just the butter flavor Crisco cookie recipe with white chocolate chips and Butterfinger pieces added.” And I was like “duh, no wonder they’re so good and why didn’t I ever think of that?!”
I made them the very next day and could not stop. eating. them. They’re crispy, chewy, buttery and just insanely good. Because of the Butterfinger in these, they do tend to spread a little more than the original recipe, but trust me, it’s just fine. It certainly didn’t stop me from eating
one four of them.
Moral of this story is don’t ever forget about the tried and true recipes that were a staple in your life.