November 9, 2012

Pumpkin Butterfinger Cookies and Great Pumpkin Swap Reveal

Today's the day to link on up, Great Pumpkin Swappers!

Scroll to the bottom to do so!

But first.  A cookie.

Jessica, my swap partner, inspired me to make these cookies because she told me her favorite Halloween candy was Butterfingers.

So I sent her some Butterfingers.  While I was at the store getting the Butterfingers, I knew I had to do something creative with them.

Maybe it was whatever-dormant-part-of-my-brain-that-used-to-think-as-a-food-blogger that was speaking to me.

So I took my Pumpkin Cookie recipe and threw in some chopped up Butterfingers.  Then, I sent Jessica some Butterfingers and a few cookies.  The rest?  I took to work.  They were gone before lunchtime.  It's at moments like those in which I am truly thankful for a job.

I cannot be trusted with 3-4 dozen cookies.  If you are someone who CAN be trusted with 3-4 dozen cookies, I probably wouldn't like you anyway.

The best kind of people are the ones can't be trusted with cookies.

Pumpkin Butterfinger Cookies
makes 3-4 dozen, depending on size

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 t. vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour
3 t. baking POWDER
1 t. salt
1 1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 t. ginger

8 fun size Butterfingers, chopped (or 2-3 regular bars)

Cream the butter and sugar together.  Add in the pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla.  Mix well.

Mix all of the dry ingredients, minus the Butterfingers, together in a bowl (sifting is suggested, but I usually don't).  Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture in three batches while mixing at a low speed and scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Fold in the Butterfinger pieces.

Dollop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes.  They should be just starting to brown when you pull them out.


Here's a sneak peek at what I sent Jessica. 
Is that mug not the most adorable thing you've ever seen?

Here's the part where I would share what Jessica sent me.

But I haven't gotten it yet.

I got my box from Jessica in the mail!
Here's the cute goodies she sent me:

Those gloves?  Just what I need.  I'm quite excited to not have my fingers freeze off when I try to use my phone out of doors.

Thanks Jessica! And thank you to everyone who took part in our swap!  


  1. that mug is probably the cutest one I've seen!! and that recipe looks delicious!

  2. LOVE the mug! And the cookies. But they'd never make it to cookies because I'd eat the Butterfingers first. #darnit
    Korea to Alaska? Has the postal service even attempted that before????

  3. UM. I have a half of a big can of pumpkin that needs to be used this weekend. And I have friends coming over Saturday night. Perfect perfect timing.

    I will be linking back to you in my Monday blog so people can get the recipe.

    Thank you! Have a great weekend!

  4. So your box will probably be more like a Christmas present, knowing the Alaska postal system...

    Those cookies...look amazing.

  5. I am going to make so many friends with those cookies... Luring people in with baked goods... Totally honorable. And this was such a fun swap, thanks to you and Allie for hosting!

  6. Love that mug! And seriosuly love that serving plate you sent her! Where did you get it?!!

  7. Thank you for hosting! And thank YOU for the yummy, yummy recipe!

  8. Those cookies look like the devil in baked good form. And that mug is great! I love owls! Hubs has a weird thing with not liking owls... weirdo.
    Thanks for hosting the swap friend!! Hope you get your goodies soon!

  9. Love that mug and those cookies look awesome! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  10. Um, those cookies look amazing! I couldnt make them though because I would literally eat them all. Thanks for hosting!

  11. LOVE that mug, oh my gosh! My whole classroom is full of owls! And those butter finger cookies sound delish <33

  12. That looks amazing! And everyone is sharing recipes!! I lost my cinnamon sugar pumpkin donuts!!! And I was gonna shaaaaaaaaare it :(

  13. Super awesome combo. Like, so totally awesome. :)


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