Monday, August 15, 2011

Butterbeer Cookies

A few weeks go I was lucky enough to snag a ticket to the opening night of the vey last Harry Potter movie! I have loved the series since I picked up that first book a long time ago. Both the books and the movies are awesome, but the books will always be my favourite.

The movie was AWESOME! It was so well done and I cannot believe that it is the very last one.  While the movie has a happy ending, it was sad to see everything come to an end. The anticipation of the next book or movie has been half the fun!

When I spotted these cookies on Bake at 350, I knew they would be the perfect celebratory snack to smuggle into the theatre.  I have yet to try the 'real' butterbeer that they serve at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, but I do plan on making my way over there one day! Road trip anyone?

This recipe makes a fairly large batch of cookies.  I make just over 3 dozen with my star-shaped cookie cutter.

Butterbeer Cookies

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp butter flavouring (you can buy this at Michaels)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Butterbeer Glaze:
    • 1 1/3 cups butterscotch chips
    • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
    • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
    • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line several cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder
  3. In a second bowl cream together the sugar, brown sugar, and butter until it is fluffy
  4. Add the egg, butter flavouring, and vanilla to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well
  5. Add the flour to the wet ingredients about 1/2 cup at a time mixing well after each addition
  6. When you add the last bit of flour, you might need to knead the dough with your hands to incorporate all of the dry ingredients
  7. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment until 1/3" thick
  8. Bake for about 8 - 12 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown
  9. Let cool fully before drizzling on the glaze
  10. While the cookies cool you can prepare the butterbeer glaze
  11. Set up a double boiler and mix together the butterscotch chips, evaporated milk, corn syrup, and salt until smooth
  12. Drizzle the cookies until your heart is content
  13. Enjoy! 


  1. These are awesome Hailey! I just saw the movie last week and it brought back so many memories or the books and my love was totally rekindled. What a wonderful series.

  2. I completely agree :) I think I might tackle the series again this winter while I wait for the complete box set to come out!

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