Your family will LOVE these crispy, chewy, easy to make, flavor-filled Butterscotch Chip Cookies for dessert or snack time!Your family will LOVE these crispy, chewy, easy to make, flavor-filled Butterscotch Chip Cookies for dessert or snack time!
I recently experimented with a cookie recipe I found on Pinterest many months ago. These Butterscotch Chip Cookies were wonderful!  The use of browned butter and butterscotch chips in the recipe add even more unique flavor to these chewy, crispy, fabulous tasting treats!

These delicious butterscotch chip cookies were so EASY to make, and they truly have a wonderful butterscotch flavor!  The recipe makes about 4½ dozen small cookies, but (as you will be able to see from my photos) I made them slightly larger than original recipe instructed, so my net yield was 28 cookies. Whether you choose to prepare large or small cookies, here’s how to make them:

How To Make Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Begin by browning the butter. To do this, place 1½ cubes of butter in a skillet. Melt butter using medium heat, until the butter melts, begins to bubble, froths up, then slightly browns (don’t let butter get too brown… just barely!). Once done, remove skillet from heat.

One and a half cubes of butter in a copper skillet

Melted butter for cookie dough in copper skillet

Add browned butter and brown sugar to a large mixer bowl. Beat these together on medium speed. Once mixed, let mixture sit for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally to let the mixture cool down a bit before adding other ingredients.

You don’t want the mixture hot when you add eggs or they could begin to scramble. Definitely… you really DON’T want that to happen!

Once mixture has cooled down a bit, add salt, eggs, and vanilla extract.  Mix well.

Melted butter, brown sugar in metal mixing bowl

Eggs, vanilla, butter mixture in metal bowl with spatula

After this, STIR in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Once mixed, add butterscotch chips and stir well to combine. Set aside.

Flour, salt, etc. for cookie dough added to mixing bowl

Butterscotch chips added to cookie dough

Roll The Cookie Dough Into Round Balls

In a separate small bowl, mix together brown sugar and granulated sugar, for topping.  Use a 1 Tablespoon sized scoop to scoop dough from bowl and roll dough between your clean hands to form a ball.

*Note: This is where I used a slightly larger scoop to make cookies larger. Process is still the same, though. Once dough is a ball, place it in brown sugar/granulated sugar topping. Roll dough around to cover completely with sugar topping.

Cookie dough rolled into ball

Cookie dough ball rolled in brown sugar mixture

Bake The Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Place topping covered balls of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Keep the dough balls about 2 inches apart, as they spread a bit while baking.

Bake cookies in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Cookie dough balls on parchment paper lined baking sheet

When done, remove baking sheet from oven. Let cookies rest for about a minute on baking sheet, then carefully remove cookies (with a spatula) to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Baked butterscotch cookies, cooling on wire rackOnce cookies have cooled, they are good to go!  Enjoy the slight crunch on the outside!  I think they’re at their best once they have completely cooled (I know it’s hard to wait, but trust me on this!).

Once cooled, pile some on a plate, pour yourself a big old glass of milk… and dig in! They’re delicious!

Close up of butterscotch cookies on white platter

I hope you enjoy these wonderful cookies! My husband was unexpectedly rushed to the ER and hospitalized earlier this week, and making these butterscotch chip cookies ( a few for us, and the rest for friends) helped take my mind off of everything. He is doing okay now, and we are very grateful to God for his recovery and the additional medical care he is receiving.

Have a blessed day. Be kind.

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Recipe Adapted From: http://www.shugarysweets.com/2011/09/butterscotch-cookies

Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Easy to make and delicious to eat, these crispy chewy cookies feature browned butter and butterscotch chips for GREAT flavor!

Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch chip cookies
Servings: 54 cookies (total 4.5 dozen)
Calories Per Serving: 91 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For cookie dough:
  • 3/4 cup cubes butter (12 Tablespoons)
  • cups brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
For topping:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Place 1½ cubes of butter in a skillet. Melt butter on medium heat, until butter melts, begins to bubble, froths up, then slightly browns. Once done, remove skillet from heat.
  2. Add browned butter and brown sugar to large mixer bowl. Beat together on medium speed. Once mixed, let mixture sit for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally to let mixture cool down slightly, before adding other ingredients.
  3. Once cooled down a bit, add salt, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. STIR in flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Once mixed, add butterscotch chips; stir well to combine. Set aside.
  5. In a separate small bowl, mix brown sugar and granulated sugar for topping. Use a 1 Tablespoon sized scoop to scoop dough from bowl and roll dough between your clean hands to form a ball. (*Note: This is where I used a slightly larger scoop to make cookies larger. Process is still the same, though). Once dough is a ball, place it in brown sugar/granulated sugar topping. Roll dough around to cover completely with sugar topping.
  6. Place dough balls onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Keep dough balls about 2 inches apart, as they spread a bit while baking. Bake cookies in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove baking sheet from oven; let cookies cool for a minute, then remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 10g11%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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