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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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
Is there any white sugar in these cookies or just the brown sugar?
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! :)
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)
Ohhhh these sound soooo yummy!
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!
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! :)
These cookies are our favorites – sooo good! Thanks for the link back, girl!! XO :D
LOL! No, not pregnant. :) I was in charge of baked goods for a BBQ last week…and didn’t craft much. hehe
Yum! They look delicious! The hubs loves both white chocolate and butterscotch and these cookies sound like a real winner. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! They were super yummy. It was a good thing I brought them to a BBQ. ;) Hope you have a great week!