Monday, July 20, 2009

{tasty tuesdays} the return! (well, sort of)

Hey, so, do you all remember back in the day when "tasty tuesdays" was something I did on this blog?? Wasn't that, like, eons ago??? :)

Obviously, that little feature fell by the wayside, due to pregnancy, a new baby, and laziness on my part in both cooking and posting. And I don't think I'd neccesarily do a great job keeping up even still, if I were to start it up again. But, I do miss it. I miss the motivation it gave me to seek out great recipes, and how fun it was to share them all with you and get feedback and opinions.

So!! I've decided to bring tasty tuesdays back, only not as tasty tuesdays. Instead, I'm going to call this feature "simply scrumptious" and just post a recipe whenever I have one I want to share, rather than committing to a specific day each week. Now THAT, I can handle.

To begin again, I give you a recipe for something any and all people love( right?):
My brother Elijah is here visiting us right now (he helped me re-name tasty tuesdays!), and these are some of his favorites, which is why I had to bake them. And the hubby certainly didn't mind either...

Butterfinger Cookies

1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/4 cups peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
5 Butterfinger candy bars (2.1 oz each), coarsely chopped

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg whites. beat well. Blend in peanut butter and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in candy bars. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls; place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Chewy. Peanut-buttery. Chocolatey. SO YUM. You may want to plan a trip to the gym after you make these... I had to. :)


alyssa said...

YES TASTY TUESDAYS! I always loved these :) I have been craving some homemade cookies <3

Jenn said...

It's a good thing I'm pregnant so I have an excuse to try these out! :) YUMMY!

RachelRuelas said...

i am not pregnant, and don't really care, I'm trying these babies as soon as I can get my hands on some butterfingers! I cannot wait to try these... they sound AMAZING! :D
Thanks Talia!

Band of Brothers said...

ug. butterfingers are my weakness. i offered my weekend guests some dewars ice cream with butterfinger topping...i did not eat butterfingers. no ice cream. and now this post. it's killing me!!!


they look so yummy!

Tristan said...


Now that you've made me crave you think you could send some to IN?!

Andrea said...

MMMMMMMMM! These look simply scrumptious :-) And how sweet of a sister are you to bake cookies in this heat! Elijah you are one lucky brother.

Sunny said...

YUM! I know my hubby would absolutely love these. And I'll second Andrea, you are the nicest and sweetest person to bake for someone in this heat! I will need to file this recipe away for later when I will not melt by turning on my oven. I think I could practically bake cookies just letting raw dough sit out for an hour. ;)

*jimaie.marie* said...

As soon as you mentioned these on facebook I was drooooling, i LOOOOOVE LOVE butterfingers and now look! A recipe!!!! yippeee!!
I will HAVE to try these. I look forward to more yummy recipes! :D yay!

Litchfield Family said...

i just love the picture of the cookies!!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

ooooo those are amazing looking.

molly june. said...

i am SO hungry now :) YUMMMMM!!!! can't wait to read more! i seriously lack any inspiration to cook these days..too darn HOT!

Andrea said...

I made your cookies last night and mine don't look anything like yours. They came out flat. I was thinking they need more than 1 cup of flour??? Still very tasty!

Lauryn said...

Wow, I'll definitely be trying that recipe some day! Those sound absolutely amazing!

Oh, and if you ever get the chance I'd LOVE that strawberry pizza recipe if you could share that with me :) my email is

Thanks Talia!

Angela said...

Ok you already have me going through the pantry to see what else I need to get started ... I think all I need is the candy ... then I am off to baking! I can not read something like this and NOT make some to be ready to eat in the hour! I have NO self control ... I am doomed!

sarah marie p said...

Oooh these cookies sound AMAZING! Yum! Can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing the recipe, girlie! The photo you shared is cute ... I love the cookie jar! So adorable!