Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookies

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Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookies-soft and chewy brown sugar cookies with butterscotch chips! A new favorite!

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookie Recipe on My new favorite cookie!

I think I have an addiction to chocolate chips. I have a drawer in our freezer that is filled with bags and bags of chocolate chips. I also have bags in my baking drawer and downstairs in our food storage. I buy every kind of chips: semi-sweet, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, mini, cinnamon, white chocolate, peanut butter, mint, butterscotch, and any other speciality chips I can find.

I was going through my stash and found six bags of butterscotch chips. Oops! I guess I got a little carried away. I love butterscotch and decided it was going to be a butterscotch baking day. I was tempted to make my Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies or my Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies, but I wanted to create a new cookie. I ended up making Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookies. They are a new favorite! I LOVE these cookies!

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookie Recipe on LOVE these cookies!

I’ve made Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies before and they are a favorite at our house. I decided to use the same base recipe, but mix things up by using butterscotch chips instead of toffee. I love toffee so I was a little nervous I wouldn’t like the cookies as much, but I was wrong. I am obsessed with these cookies.

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookie Recipe on You HAVE to make these!

I actually wasn’t going to post this recipe since it is so similar to my Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies, but I decided they NEED their own post. They are that good! You HAVE to make these cookies!

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookie Recipe on I'm obsessed with these cookies!

The brown sugar cookies are soft and chewy. The sweet butterscotch chips are dotted throughout the cookie and take the cookies from good to GREAT! The brown sugar and butterscotch combo is to die for!

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookies are a thing…a very good thing! You need to make a batch. Just be careful, they are dangerous. I think I ate six cookies in one day. I am eating for two though so technically I only had three cookies. I shared with the baby:)

I might have to go back to the store to buy more butterscotch chips. I only have five bags left and I want to make Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookies every day!

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookie Recipe on The PERFECT cookie!

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookies

Soft and chewy brown sugar cookies with sweet butterscotch chips! You have to make these cookies! They are a favorite at our house!
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
26 cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • Extra dark brown sugar for rolling cookies about 1/2 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set pan aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Place butter and dark brown sugar in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until combined.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients. Mix until the just combined. Stir in the butterscotch chips.
  5. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, form tablespoons size balls of cookie dough. Roll balls in brown sugar. Place on balls on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Do not over bake. Cool on the pan for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack and cool completely. Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Thanks for saying that about your baking chips. I too have all the varieties from mini to cinnamon to white choc and love butterscotch chips! If I ever get below 2-3 bags of any one kind, I panic 🙂 I would love these cookies b/c brown sugar cookies and butterscotch are made for each other! pinned

  2. I can’t think of a better addiction to have than to chocolate chips! I mean, if you don’t end up baking with them, they taste really good by the handful! I am loving the combo of brown sugar and butterscotch here….and these pictures are so pretty! I want these chewy cookies pronto! Pinned!

  3. My husband has the same addiction to chocolate chips which means I can’t have them in the house because they will be GONE. Seriously. He’d plow through your stash in no time. 🙂

    These cookies look absolutely perfect. I can see these being a favorite in our house, too.

  4. Butterscotch chips make a cookie look so cheerful. These look delicious. We have ice in Charleston for the first time in….a long time…like we’re covered can’t move. I think baking is a requirement today

  5. I love different variety of chips, however, my Husband only likes semi-sweet. If I mix it up and add different kind of chips, he gets disappointed, so needless to say I have a huge variety of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the house, from every shape and size. Your cookies look out of this world!!

  6. Would these work without the cornstarch? Our family doesn’t eat corn and I haven’t picked up arrowroot to replace it yet.

    They sound really yummy and I want to try them!!

  7. Can I use light brown sugar instead of dark? I bought too much a at Xmas and am lolling for a way to use it. This sounds like a good opportunity! Thanks.

  8. Oh my gosh, I thought I was the only one who has a chip/M&M stashing problem. I seem to alwys feel the need to buy bags when I see them on sale even though I know I have plenty at home. These yummy cookies will give me a very good reason to use a bag ot two very soon. Thanks for sharing

  9. The grocery store just had a huge sale on chocolate chips and I bought about 20 bags! I’ve been trying to think of different ways to use them, besides eating them straight from the bag by the handful, and this recipe looks and sounds delicious! Thanks!

  10. These look absolutely scrumptious. I will be trying these next time I make cookies. There are times when I wish my husband loved sweets more than he does. I am working on getting him to experience new things. I have found only one sweet I have made that he ate just about the batch all to himself.
    I will have to find myself some more friends that like sweets so I don’t end up with too much to each all to myself.

  11. I was looking for a new cookie recipe. I typed in
    Chewy cookie and stumbled across your website with
    this recipe. Thank you sooooooo much! They are
    delicious and I can not bake them fast enough to
    keep in the cookie jar.

  12. My baking cabinet is always well stocked with various flavors of chips. As soon a new flavor hits the shelves, my little paws are reaching for the bags. I just recently made a cookie with butterscotch chips and my family fell in love with them. I love this version! Pinned.

  13. Clarification on brown sugar please.I would love to be baking these right now, but I don’t know whether to pack the sugar or not. Thank you.

  14. Hi there, I have made many of your recipes and they have turned out well. I gave this one a try a couple days ago and no success 🙁
    The balls of cookie dough did not flatten and spread. Instead i ended up with rounded raw mounds. I had to double the baking time so that they would bake through. Good flavor but obviously hard as a rock.
    Can you kindly tell me what I should do next time to prevent this??

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