Butterfinger Cookie Mix (Gift in a Jar)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

The holidays are approaching quickly and so the search for gifts in jar commences. This looked divine and I was rather surprised not to find it here. Though I have not tried it yet, I have reduced the amount of butter based on Karen's experience. Thanks Karen!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you are using vanilla powder, combing powder and baking soda with the flour. If using extract, combine soda with flour and extract with the brown sugar.
  2. To prepare the gift jar, layer the ingredients as listed, tapping down after adding each layer.
  3. Attach card with the additional ingredient list and cooking direcions.
  4. Attach Tag:.
  5. Butterfinger Cookies.
  6. 3/4 cup butter, softened.
  7. 1/4 cup shortening, butter flavor is best.
  8. 1 large egg.
  9. 1 Jar Mix.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  11. Beat together the butter and shortening. Add the egg and mix until combined. Pour the baking mix into the bowl and mix by hand.
  12. Shape into small 1 " balls, pressing them down with a fork in a cross-hatch.
  13. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 on greased cookies sheets.
Most Helpful

5 5

I also made these as I received this jar as a gift. I followed the directions, The dough was perfect for rolling it into balls and I ended up with a perfect round shaped cookie. I baked these last night, my dh and ds said they wouldn't like them - I went to take a picture of these and they were gone. They ended up liking them so much they took them all between them to share at work. So I will be baking another batch today. Thanks for the great recipe that I will for sure be using alot.

4 5

I made these as if I received this jar as a gift and then followed the directions exact. I did use the chocolate chips, which I wouldn't do next time as they overpower the Butterfingers. I would rather use more of them than the chips ;). For flavor I would give these cookies 5 stars, but they came out flatter than a pancake which isn't very attractive. The first batch were so flat and spread so much that I figured I better refrigerate the next batch before rolling them into balls. I didn't flatten them at all and chilling them didn't do much to stop the spreading. I think maybe the butter/shortening to flour ratio is off. Like I said, they taste great but I wouldn't make them again as is. I'd either increase the flour or decrease the butter/shortening. Thanks!