Butterscotch Cookies

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These butterscotch cookies are soft, chewy and a delicious change of pace from chocolate chip cookies. Butterscotch is one of those old-fashioned flavors that is perfect in cookies.

Butterscotch Cookies on a baking sheet
Butterscotch Cookies

Ingredients for Butterscotch Cookies

This is just a list of the ingredients; the complete measurements are in the printable recipe card below!

  • All-purpose flour
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Butter
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • Butterscotch chips

How to Make Butterscotch Cookies

  • Mix together all your dry ingredients in a small bowl
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until completely creamed
  • Add in the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time
  • Slowly add the flour, folding it in with a spatula, and then add the butterscotch chips
  • Put tablespoonful sized dollops onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes at 375 Fahrenheit
  • Cool completely on a wire rack


How to Store Butterscotch Cookies

Storing these cookies is as easy as storing any other kind of cookie or baked good; keep it sealed, keep it away from heat and keep it away from the air.

However, one really great tip when storing these cookies is to put a small piece of regular sandwich bread in with them.

The piece of bread will absorb extra moisture within the container, soaking it up and making sure it doesn’t affect your cookies. If you plan on storing your cookies for longer than a week, make sure to replace the bread whenever it starts to change its texture and get soggy.

If you do want some more basic chocolate chip cookies, try this Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Or, try this crispy chocolate chip cookie recipe instead if you like a buttery crunch. (You can also use butterscotch chips in that crispy cookie recipe, but it is SO SWEET!)

Happy baking!




These butterscotch cookies are perfectly chewy and sweet, and loaded with butterscotch chips!

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Butterscotch Cookies

These butterscotch cookies are perfectly chewy and sweet, and loaded with butterscotch chips!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • one 300 gram bag butterscotch chips


  • Preheat your oven to 375 °F.
  • Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Cream the sugars and butter together until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating each in thoroughly.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture, mixing in until combined completely.
  • When completely mixed, stir in the butterscotch chips by hand.
  • Drop by large tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, or until the edges and bottoms of the cookies are browned. Remove and let cool on the sheets for 5 minutes the transfer to a wire baking rack. Cool completely.

Recipe Notes

  • the better the quality of your butterscotch chips, the better the cookies will be! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 115kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 146mg, Potassium: 23mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 173IU, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. V G says

    My son loves butterscotch and he made these cookies! They turned out perfect! So easy to make, easy assessable ingredients, and so delicious!5 stars

  2. Gigi says

    Look delicious! Could I add some oatmeal to them, maybe less flour ? What would you suggest ? Just trying to get some oats in, since that’s the only way my kids will eat it !

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