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Butterscotch Cookies

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes


24 Cookies




  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups butterscotch chips


Easy Butterscotch Cookie Recipe

Cookies are so delicious and these classic butterscotch cookies are a mix of buttery yumminess and sweet butterscotch chips. They have a crispy outside and a soft, chewy inside that makes every bite super tasty. Not only are they delicious, but they are super easy to make!

They take less than 30 minutes from start to finish, and the batch makes about 24 cookies. Switch them up by using additional chocolate chips or candy (we love adding in milk chocolate chips and M&M’s) to make them perfect for any occasion.


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together in a large bowl until pale and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.

3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.

4. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and beat until combined. Fold in the butterscotch chips by hand.

5. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.

6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges turn a light golden brown. The centers will look under-baked but the cookies will continue to cook as they cool on the baking sheet.

7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

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