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Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

These were a big hit in our home! I’ll admit, I crafted this recipe from my daughter’s chocolate chip cookie recipe – which is THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever had. (And I have had a lot of delightful chocolate chip cookies!)

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So sweet, and with a hint of salt is what really and truly makes this cookie recipe *chef’s kiss* so scrumptious!

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I probably should have only made half of this recipe because I had a difficult time keeping my hands out of the cookie jar.

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I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

best butterscotch cookie recipe

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How to Make Butterscotch Cookies

The Best Butterscotch Cookies

Servings 3 dozen


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sea salt (heaping)
  • 2 Cups butterscotch chips (1 bag)


  • In large bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sea salt
  • In separate large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated white sugar
  • Mix in vanilla and eggs until fluffy
  • Mix in dry ingredients
  • Mix in butterscotch chips
  • Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Form dough into balls (approximately 2 Tablespoons) and place two inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool at least two minutes
  • Remove from baking sheet and allow to finish cooling on racks or parchment paper
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butterscotch, butterscotch cookies, chocolate chip cookies

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