Butterscotch Cookies


Perfectly soft white chocolate butterscotch cookies – these will melt in your mouth and become your new favorite! This butterscotch cookie recipe is one of my go-to desserts and is always a crowd pleaser. So delicious!

butterscotch cookies

Butterscotch chip cookies

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. ;) Yesterday we made my good friend Kristyn’s white chocolate butterscotch cookies. These butterscotch cookies are quite delicious, I just had to share the recipe with you! I just tweaked a couple things.


butterscotch chip cookies

Butterscotch cookie recipe

These butterscotch cookies are so easy to make and are unbelievably good. I’m usually not one to pick butterscotch for my go-to cookies, but these will definitely be on our regular 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. Definitely try them next time….you won’t regret it!
butterscotch cookie recipe

Quick tips about these butterscotch cookies

  • Before baking, I like to add extra chips to the tops of the cookie. 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!
  • Allow the butterscotch chip cookies to set on the pan for 2-3 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
  • Want to make this the ultimate dessert? Serve with some vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle some caramel sauce on top. YUM!
butterscotch cookies

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butterscotch cookies

Butterscotch Cookie Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch cookie recipe, butterscotch cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Perfectly soft white chocolate butterscotch cookies - these will melt in your mouth and become your new favorite! This butterscotch cookie recipe is one of my go-to desserts and is always a crowd pleaser. So delicious! 



  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in one egg at a time. Mix in oil, vanilla and almond extract.

  3. Add in the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Then fold in butterscotch and white chocolate chips.

  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

Slightly adapted from Lil Luna.

Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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31 comments on “Butterscotch Cookies”

  1. Yum! They look delicious! The hubs loves both white chocolate and butterscotch and these cookies sound like a real winner. Thanks for sharing.

  2. LOL! No, not pregnant. :) I was in charge of baked goods for a BBQ last week…and didn’t craft much. hehe

  3. These cookies are our favorites – sooo good! Thanks for the link back, girl!! XO :D

  4. Yum! These look incredible!

    • So I tried making this last night, using root beer inetsad, but the batter was more of a cake batter consistency so all the chips sunk to the bottom and it took almost twice as long to cook. I used 12 oz of root beer idk what went wrong. But they still tasted wonderful!

      • Hi Abylenn! What did you substitute in the recipe for the root beer? The batter shouldn’t be liquidy, it should be like cookie dough! I’m glad they still tasted good! :)

  5. I am intrigued by the vegetable oil instead of butter or shortening in the recipe. I will have to try these. I love white chocolate and butterscotch!

  6. Ohhhh these sound soooo yummy!

  7. OMG these look so yummy, I am going to be making these soon and the Jello cookies too. Thank you so much for all your fun recipes, crafting tips and furniture re-do’s. You inspired me so much that I went out to a yard sale all by myself and purchased an old side table with a glass insert on top I am going to restore it with a Village paint color. =0)

  8. I just made these with the exact ingredients except I didn’t have the almond extract available so I added a little extra vanilla extract! :) These are amazing and my fiancé just came home and he is in love with them and he claims he doesn’t like butterscotch!!! This recipe is to die for! I cannot wait to try this with chocolate chips! :)

  9. Is there any white sugar in these cookies or just the brown sugar?

  10. This looks so delicious! I shared it in my collection of 37 White Chocolate Recipes to try http://kristendukephotography.com/37-delicious-white-chocolate-recipes/#comments

  11. They are delish! Will make them again!

  12. Fernanda carvalho Reply

    Thank you I will tried soon , looks delicious .

  13. how much do u scoup 1 tbs???

  14. Hi, I’m planning on making these this weekend for my employees for Christmas treats. How many does a batch make? I’m shopping after work tomorrow for ingredients. That’s my only question, thanks, Dawn

  15. Is there any white sugar? The original recipe looks like it calls for that, but you omitted it?

  16. can I use coconut oil instead of veg oil?

  17. I just made these with only the brown sugar, completely eliminating the white sugar, and they were still plenty sweet. Just in case anyone else was wondering about cutting back on the sugar.

  18. I love all things butterscotch and these cookies do not disappoint!

  19. I just bought a bag of butterscotch chips! Perfect timing! My family will love these cookies!

  20. These cookies are perfect for summer!

  21. Cookies are always been my favorite snacks. These are looking so yummy! And even super easy and quick.

  22. Those look like total perfection, yum!

  23. These sound delicious right about now!

  24. These are my kind of treat! So good!

  25. Very good recipe for enjoying a holiday.Thanks for sharing. It sounds yummy. :)

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