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Perfect Butterscotch Chips Cookies

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When I share a recipe with you, I do so after making sure it’s almost perfect and will for sure bring joy to you and yours. I like to spend my effort on perfecting my recipes as much as I can and today I’m excited to share another perfect delight. Perfect Butterscotch Chips Cookies.

perfect butterscotch chips cookies on cooling rack with milk

Get the largest glass in your house and fill it with milk, since one or even two cookies won’t be enough. The dough smells and tastes so good you can have it without the butterscotch chips.

perfect butterscotch chips cookies on cooling rack

These perfect butterscotch chips cookies have crunchy edges and are chewy in the center. The edges stay crunchy even after the cookies are stored in an air tight container.

perfect butterscotch chips cookies about to dunk in milk

Imagine that from one bite you can taste caramel, browned butter, combined with the butterscotch chips. Heavenly is the only word I can think of when describing these perfect butterscotch chips cookies.

Making Perfect Butterscotch Chips Cookies.

To make the perfect cookie dough, you have to brown the butter first, wait until it’s at room temperature, and then mix all the ingredients together, cover and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

perfect butterscotch chips cookies with glass of milk

Butterscotch cookie recipe.

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Perfect Butterscotch Chips Cookies

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Muna Kenny


  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter browned
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips


  • Brown the butter by placing it in a small pan, let it melt on medium heat. When it turns brown remove from heat and keep aside to cool.
  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients (except the egg, vanilla, and the butterscotch chips.) mix well.
  • Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredient mix and pour the cool butter, the egg, and vanilla, whisk well. Gently mix the dry ingredients. Now add the butterscotch chips and mix gently. Do not over mix.
  • The chips may not stick to the dough but that’s fine. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Take ¼ cup from the dough and form a ball. Now tear the ball from the middle creating two balls with jagged edges from one side. Gently smush both balls together jagged side up.
  • Repeat the previous step to form more cookies from the dough. Place the cookies on baking sheet and bake for 10 to 11 minutes.
  • Cool on a cooling rack, when the cookies are completely cool store in airtight container.
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  1. They look great. I never had cookies like this before, thanks a lot

  2. Courtney

    5 stars
    Just made these but without the caramel chips and they were TO DIE FORRRR. Going to make them for my boyfriend for valentines day. Thanks! 🙂

  3. I’ve made the batter twice now and both times it’s turned out very sandy. The dough is so brittle that I cannot form round balls to place on the baking sheet without them falling apart. What am I doing wrong? ☹️How can I save this second batch of dough? Should I add more butter?

    • munatycooking

      Hi Alisa, I’m sorry this is not working for you, but I can’t see why the dough is falling apart! I make these cookies often and never had this situation. I can think of few possibilities, you are not using all-purpose flour, maybe you are using whole wheat flour for this, or you are using a small or medium size egg, or the butterscotch chips are large. Make sure that you are using measuring cups and spoons for this or any baking recipe. Hope this helped.

  4. I’m getting stuck on the last two steps. It reads like only two big balls of dough are being baked. Please clarify. Thanks kindly!

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