Perfectly soft white chocolate butterscotch cookies that will melt in your mouth! This recipe is one of my go-to desserts and is always a crowd pleaser. So delicious!
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Butterscotch + White Chocolate
I’m usually not one to pick butterscotch for my go-to cookies, but these will definitely be on our rotation from now on. They are super soft and taste great the next day. It’s nice to mix up the ordinary chocolate chip every once in awhile. Give them a try…you won’t regret it!
I did some baking over the weekend with my little guy. He LOVES to help me bake cookies on Sunday. It’s become a weekly tradition, which has been fun for all of us. We bake and then the hubs gets to be our taste tester. He definitely doesn’t complain. ;)
How to Make Butterscotch Cookies
Wet ingredients. Cream together the butter and sugars using an electric mixer. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Then mix in the oil, vanilla and almond extract.
Dry ingredients. Add in the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Then fold in both types of chocolate chips. Scoop the dough onto a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake. Bake at 350°F for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly brown but the centers are soft. Let cool on pan for 2 minutes, then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Helpful Tips and Tricks
- Before baking, I like to add extra chips to the tops of the cookie dough balls. It makes them look just a little better. :)
- Make sure to beat in one egg at a time.
- Don’t skip out on the almond extract…this extra ingredient is what helps to make the butterscotch cookies taste so yummy!
- Remove them from the oven when the edges are lightly golden, but the centers are still soft. They will continue to bake on the pan, resulting in a super soft and chewy cookie.
- Allow the cookies to set on the pan for 2-3 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
To freeze the dough: Scoop the dough onto the baking sheet. Freeze for about 30 minutes, or until the dough has hardened. Then place the dough balls in an airtight container or bag. Store in freezer for up to 3 months. To bake from frozen, let the dough sit on the counter while the oven preheats. Then bake as directed. They may need to bake a few more minutes from frozen.
To freeze baked cookies: Let cool completely, then place in an airtight container or bag. Store in freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw before enjoying.
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Butterscotch Cookie Recipe
- ½ cup butter (softened)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- ¾ cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in one egg at a time. Mix in oil, vanilla and almond extract.
- Add in the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Then fold in butterscotch and white chocolate chips.
- Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly browned. The middles should still be soft. Allow to cool on pan for 2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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I have to say I was skeptical of this recipe using part vegetable oil and only chips (nothing extra like coconut, toffee bits or oatmeal) I followed the recipe exactly (other than doubling vanilla because I was out of almond extract). I was surprised there was no chilling or resting of dough. I needed to bake the 18 minutes, but they turned out perfect and we’re good. I baked off one tray and froze the rest of dough for the next time cookies were called for. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! :)
Absolutely yummy and i dont like butterscotch
Do you use salted or unsalted butter? It’s not specified and I don’t want it to taste too salty considering there is also salt listed.
I typically use unsalted!
So yummy! My family loved them! I’ll be making these over and over again. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! :)
It will be so much more fun to make
Thanks for answering my previous question. As it turns out I literally couldn’t wait to hear from you and went ahead made these cookies.
OH MY! These are such awesome cookies!! I’m a very picky cookie consumer (refuse to eat store bought) and these are fantastic in every sense.
The one and only “change” I made was to make both kinds of chips heaping cups. Can’t recommend this recipe enough!
These sound delicious. They aren’t too ‘cakey’ what with the baking powder are they?
Also, not to sound critical but it’s so much easier when ingredients are listed in the order they are to be added. (And I think salt should be on the list to add with the flour and b soda and b powder.)
I’m so happy I’ve found your site. Especially during these trying and self isolating times!
Hi Jeanne! The baking powder doesn’t make them too cakey. :) I just updated the recipe with the correct order, thank you for letting us know it was out of order. I hope you enjoy these!