Cookies can be so simple to make and they don’t get much simpler than these Butterfingers Cake Mix Cookies. The cake mix adds a fluffy texture and the addition of Butterfinger pieces means that there is an element of texture and crunch. They taste delicious, require minimal ingredients, and are one of the easy recipes you can make when you want some tasty cookies for your family and friends.
These will be one of the easiest cookies you make, but who says cookie recipes need to be complicated? We certainly think a classic cake mix cookie recipe is something everyone should have in the back of their mind when they want to whip up a batch of sweet treats. You can have homemade cookies ready in a matter of minutes. You can also bring together different flavors. We have suggested some ideas toward the end of this post. But for now, here is everything you need to know to make the most delicious cookies.
Why do we love these Butterfinger Cake Mix Cookies?
We love these cookies. Not only are they easy to make but you don’t need a big long list of ingredients. It makes it super simple to whip up a batch of cookies that taste delicious and the whole family will love.
They are light and fluffy in texture so they are a little different from some of the other cookies you may make, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious. We love the flavors and the Butterfinger pieces really add to the texture. This is a basic recipe to follow so you can add to it or decorate them however you wish. They are perfect if you have your children’s friends coming over and you want to provide a sweet treat that is homemade.
Ingredients – What you need for the Butterfingers Cake Mix Cookies
Yellow butter cake mix
The main base of these cookies is a cake mix and it is such an easy way to combine all of the dry ingredients you would need into one easy hack to make delicious Butterfinger cookies. We love how easy it is to use a cake mix to make tasty fluffy cookies. You need one box of cake mix for this recipe.
For this recipe, you need 1/2 cup of butter that has been melted. We like to use unsalted butter so there is no impact on the flavor of the cookies and the cake mix will help with that as well. You can melt the butter on the stove or in the microwave.
Two large eggs are the perfect addition to get the dough’s texture just right. The cake mix needs something to bind it and along with the butter, the eggs will help to bring everything together. It can also help with the golden color. You will find the box suggests that for the Butterfinger cake recipe eggs are needed.
You will also need 1 cup of Butterfinger bars that have been crushed or broken into small pieces. This will give an extra crunch and texture to this easy cookie recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I store the butterfingers cake mix cookies?
These cookies need to be stored in an airtight container and kept at room temperature. They will last for 4-5 days.
What makes these cookies special?
Using the cake mix gives a different texture to these cookies that you may expect with some of our other recipes. While most cookie recipes have brown sugar and flour to help generate a cookie dough, the cake mix is a little hack to save on time and ingredients. They also make cookies that are a little lighter and fluffy in texture so they are super tasty.
How to make the Butterfinger Cake Mix Cookies
One of the first things you will need to do is gather the ingredients together. Then preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Melt the butter in the microwave. In a separate bowl mix the cake mix, melted butter, and eggs together and stir until a soft dough forms. Now fold in the Butterfinger bits. This is so simple to prepare and just requires a few minutes to bring the cookie dough together.
Use a cookie scoop to drop the dough onto a baking sheet. this will also help you to get even cookies. Then bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.
Remove from the oven and set the baking pan on a wire rack for 3 minutes, then transfer cookies to the cooling rack using a cookie spatula.
Take the Butterfinger Cake Mix Cookie to the next level
We have used a yellow cake mix for this recipe which has vanilla flavors but why not try a chocolate cake mix instead? There will also be lots of cake mixes to choose from in the baking aisle. This is where you can get really creative.
You could add some chocolate chips to the cookie dough to make these cookies extra special. It will add a different flavor and some extra sweetness to these chewy cookies.
Why not add some crushed cookies to the mix? It will be a great way to add some texture and crunch to these delicious cookies.
Drizzle over some caramel sauce after they have baked.
butterfingers cake mix cookies
- 15.25 oz box yellow butter cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup butterfinger pieces or crushed butterfingers bar.
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt the butter in the microwave. In a bowl mix the cake mix, melted butter, and eggs together and stir until a soft dough forms.
- Fold in the butterfinger pieces.
- Use a cookie scoop to drop the dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.
- Remove from the oven and set the baking pan on a wire cooling rack for 3 minutes, then transfer cookies to the cooling rack using a cookie spatula.