You might have heard of butterbeer, but have you heard about butterbeer cookies? Well, you will now. Holidays call for a Harry Potter marathon and if something will make that even more perfect is some creamy butterbeer and delicious butterbeer cookies. Yup, that’s a thing, in my life at least. The cookies are creative and absolutely delicious.
Harry Potter is everyone’s favorite fictional character and childhood crush (Amen!), so it is a common desire to revisit the nostalgia-filled movies and books. One thing that’s as famous as the wizard phenomenon itself is the fictional (not anymore though) drink, Butterbeer. Butterbeer cookies are the cookie version of the drink sans the cream soda. Honestly, it’s better this way.
The cookies taste like butterscotch with vanilla charms and crunchy spells of toffee here and there. The recipe is just like any other cookie recipe with slight variations here and there. All you need to know are the ingredients and everything else. Don’t worry, and it is all here. Scroll down and you’ll find what you need to know about these Harry Potter butterbeer cookies. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other Harry Potter recipes from our website.
1. Harry Potter Butterbeer : Want to make the Harry Potter famed butterbeer at home? Well, likewise. This delicious drink is made with cream soda, butterscotch syrup, butter and some heavy cream. Make this fan-favorite drink and feel like a wizard.
2. Harry Potter Treacle Tart : Harry Potter loved treacle tarts so much he smelled them under the influence of Amortentia. These little golden tarts are made with golden baked pastry with a sweet treacle filling. This is your sign to make your favorite fictional character’s favorite dessert.
3. Harry Potter Polyjuice Potion : Remember the Polyjuice potion from Harry Potter? The one that lets you change your body to someone else’s? Yup, I have the muggle edible version of the drink. This polyjuice potion tastes of kiwi, lime, and apple. Topped with gummy worms, and gummy teeth, it is sure to give other spooky drinks a run.
4. Harry Potter Butterbeer Fudge : Want to have butterbeer but also some fudge? Here’s the answer to your dilemma, make the delicious butterbeer fudge. This dual layered fudge is made with butterscotch and white chocolate fudge. The fudge pieces even look like tiny butterbeer squares complete with the foam on top.
What Equipment Will You Need To Make Butterbeer Cookies?
- Large Bowl- See, here’s the thing you need to mix the dry and the wet ingredients separately. You’ll be needing a large bowl to mix the dry ingredients.
- Stand Mixer- The dry ingredients go into the stand mixer. Why? Because they need too much mixing and I have had enough swishing and flicking for today.
- Plastic Wrap- Take the Quaffer-sized dough ball and wrap it up nicely. Don’t put it through the hoops. We aren’t playing Quiddich, and we are making cookies!
- Medium Cookie Scoop- Medium-sized cookie scoop because we need medium-sized cookies. Simple.
- Non-Stick Baking Tray- It would be absurd now if I ask you to use a sticky baking tray. We don’t want the cookies to stick to the tray and get ruined. Hence, the non-stick baking tray.
- Oven- Some baking will be done in the oven.
- Whisk and Spatula- Remember when I said that you need to whisk the dry ingredients. The whisk will help you achieve that. The spatula? It is for scraping the stubborn splutters in the mixer.
How Much Time Will You Need To Make Butterbeer Cookies?
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What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Butterbeer Cookies?
- All-Purpose Flour- The flour makes the dough chewy and gives it the signature cookie-ness.
- Instant Pudding Mix- Add instant dry vanilla and butterscotch pudding mix into the mix. If you want it to be all butterscotch, you can do that as well. That’s an approved rendition of the cookie by the cookie Gods.
- Toffee Bits- Add toffee bits to instigate sudden bouts of crunch when biting the cookie. You can also make the crunch high intensity by adding some butterscotch chips making sure you don’t increase the quantity of this addition.
- Sugar and Salt- Opposites attract to this recipe and help sweeten and balance it at the same time.
- Baking Soda- A pinch of baking soda, so you get a risen and perfectly baked cookie.
- Butter- Butter because ‘duh’. These ‘Butter’-beer cookies (don’t come at me because there’s no beer. I am trying my mediocre best here).
- Eggs and Egg Yolk- Break two and a half eggs and drop them in the mix. I don’t know what to do with the third egg white, though. Maybe if I don’t pay attention to it, it’ll go away.
- Vanilla Extract- Lastly comes the ingredient blessed by the aroma Gods, my precious Vanilla extract (*choir plays in the background*).
Steps To Make Butterbeer Cookies
1. The Cookie, Dough
To make butterbeer cookies, start with making the dough (for obvious reasons). Take a large bowl and mix the flour, baking soda, and salt with the help of a whisk. That’ll be your dry mix.
Now, for the wet mix, take a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Then, add butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Pulse them until they form a creamy mixture.
After that, add the dry pudding mix into the mixer along with the eggs and the additional egg yolk. Also, drop in some butter and vanilla extract and give everything a good mix.
2. Shape Shifter
When all of that is combined well, add in the flour mixture to it along with some toffee bits and mix until a dough begins to take shape.
After that, shape the cookie dough into a round bowl and wrap it with plastic foil. Refrigerate the dough for about 2 hours. You can skip chilling the dough if you want chewy cookies. Just saying.
3. What’s The Scoop?
Then, take it out and let it soften. Use a cookie scoop to take out small scoops from the dough.
Shape them into round balls using your hands and place them on a non-stick baking tray. Place the baking tray in the oven and bake the cookies at 350℉ for about 10-15 minutes. This is the time range for chewy to crispy cookies.
Then, take them out and allow them to cool down completely. Your delicious butterbeer cookies are ready (*excited in muggle*)!
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How Will Butterbeer Cookies Look And Taste Like?
The cookies have a delicious yellowish-brown color like that of an old Ravenclaw scarf. You can see the toffee bits peeking out of the top of the cookie. The cookies indeed do taste like butterbeer pudding. You can taste the butterscotch all up and about in the cookies with sweet vanilla notes making everything perfect. The center is chewy and the sides are crispy. Sprinkle the cookies with lightning bolt sprinkles to give them the full Harry Potter treatment. Minerva would be proud!
Butterbeer Cookies Recipe
- Large Bowl
- Stand Mixer
- Plastic Wrap
- Medium Cookie Scoop
- Non-Stick Baking Tray
- Whisk and Spatula
- 2 ½ cups All-Purpose Flour
- ¼ cup Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
- ¼ cup Instant Butterscotch Pudding Mix
- 1 ½ cup Toffee Bits
- ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
- ¾ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ cup + ½ teaspoon Unsalted Butter (softened)
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt with the help of a whisk.
- Then, in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Pulse them until they form a creamy mixture.
- After that, add the dry pudding mix into the mixer along with the eggs and the additional egg yolk. Also, drop in some butter and vanilla extract and give everything a good mix.
- When all of that is combined well, add in the flour mixture to it along with some toffee bits and mix until a dough begins to take shape.
- After that, shape the cookie dough into a round bowl and wrap it with plastic foil. Refrigerate the dough for about 2 hours.
- Then, take it out and let it soften. Use a cookie scoop to take out small scoops from the dough.
- Shape them into round balls using your hands and place them on a non-stick baking tray. Place the baking tray in the oven and bake the cookies at 350℉ for about 10-15 minutes.
- Then, take them out and allow them to cool down completely. Your delicious butterbeer cookies are ready!
This was the recipe for butterbeer cookies that you should definitely try. Once you do, mention in the comments how well you liked them. Next time, I will bring you more of such interesting recipes.