Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

If you like the candy bar, you'll LOVE these cookies!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to the creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in candy bars.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minute at 350°F or until edges are lightly browned.
  8. Immediately remove cookies to wire racks to cool.
Most Helpful

YUM! I found this recipe in Favorite Recipes From Quilters (Debra Jane Jackson of Rancho Cucamonga, CA). I substituted Almond Joy instead of Baby Ruth--TERRIFIC! Thank you for sharing your delicious cookies!

AmyZoe April 20, 2011

Before the beginning of the Holiday season (which for us starts around Halloween), my brother and I were reminiscing about the Baby Ruth cookies we ate as kids. I bought Baby Ruth bars the day after Halloween when they were on sale and today we finally got around to baking them! What a treat! I was going to post our family recipe, but yours is exactly the same except for two things: the dough is chilled and the recipe instructions call for "2 5¢ Baby Ruth Bars". :) I didn't chill the dough for the first half batch (we just couldn't wait that long!) although I am chilling the second half batch to see if there is any noticeable difference in the end product. I couldn't remember how these cookies tasted from my childhood, however now if I were to describe them, think of a yummy soft cookie with a toffee/"caramel-y" flavor throughout! Note: wait at least 10 minutes for the cookies to cool before transferring them to a wire rack. If you don't wait enough time, they will fall apart. We loved taking a stroll down Memory Lane with this cherished recipe! Thanks for posting it! PS> I used 6 ounces of the candy bars for a full batch. cg

COOKGIRl February 06, 2009

I love Baby Ruth candy bars. One of my favorites! So I figured these cookies would be yummy. They were! However - I doubled the batch and it only gave me 36 cookies total. I don't make my cookies very big either. My kids ate these right up! Thanks for posting. Made as a pressie for the NZ/Aussie December recipe swap.

Chef on the coast December 08, 2008