This classic Butterscotch Cookies recipe is fast and easy. You can make these yummy chewy treats from scratch in under 30 minutes!
While I adore experimenting with fun cookie flavors, shapes, and decorations, there will always be a spot in my sweet tooth for classic cookie recipes.
This old-fashioned butterscotch cookies recipe reminds me of cookies I would make with my great grandmother and mom when I was a kid. I seem to remember butterscotch being a much more popular flavor of cookie back then. Nowadays, I don't see it as often. But it's still such a delicious cookie that brings back happy memories. And it's so easy and fast to make too. You can make these cookies in just under 30 minutes!
What you need to make these butterscotch cookies
One of the many reasons I love this butterscotch cookies recipe, is that there are few ingredients. And, I almost always have these ingredients on hand at home! Makes it super easy to scratch that itch for a sweet snack in a jiff!
To make these yummy cookies, you need:
- unsalted butter
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- all-purpose flour
- rolled oats
- butterscotch chips
Is butterscotch the same as caramel?
Nope. Butterscotch is made out of brown sugar and a whole lot of butter, much like toffee. Caramel is made out of granulated sugar and butter.
2020 Cookies for Kids Cancer Valentine's Event
I’m so excited to be sharing this butterscotch cookie recipe as my part in this year's Good Cookie Bloggers Valentine’s event, benefiting Cookies for Kids' Cancer. This is the fourth year that a group of bloggers has worked together to aid in the fight against pediatric cancer.
Cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S. There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. The National Cancer Institute’s budget for childhood cancer is less than 4%. Less than FOUR PERCENT.
Most of you know that last year, I battled breast cancer. The year before, one of the girls I coached in soccer lost her battle with a pediatric cancer. So this fundraiser is very personal for me, and I hope you'll join me in donating to Cookies for Kids' Cancer.
Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies – OXO, Mediavine amd Dixie Crystals – have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000! That means when we raise $1, it turns into $4!
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My Past Good Cookie Recipes
- Double Chocolate Coffee Cookies
- Chocolate Dipped Madeleines
- Spritz Cookies with Maple Cinnamon Sugar
- Spitzbuben Swiss Sandwich Cookies
Easy Butterscotch Cookies Recipe
Butterscotch Cookies Recipe
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Using a large stand mixer or a large bowl with hand mixer, cream the butter on its own for a minute. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat until combined. Add eggs and vanilla, beat for one minute.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Slowly add the dry mixture (flour mix) to the wet mixture (butter mixture) and beat until combined.
- Using a wooden spoon or a spatula, stir in the rolled oats and butterscotch chips.
- Spoon cookie batter by the teaspoonful onto the prepared baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Please each drop about 2 inches apart, as the dough will spread a bit.
- Bake at 375°F for 8 to 10 minutes, just until the tops and edges start to turn a golden brown. Remove and cool on cooking racks for 5 minutes before devouring.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.
More 2020 OXO Good Cookie Recipes
Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in the Valentine’s Day event and check out their recipes!
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