Fall in love with Giant Butterscotch Cookies! This old-fashioned butterscotch cookie recipe is chewy, easy to make, and way better than any storebought cookie. Made with sweet butterscotch chips, maple syrup, and two kinds of sugars making them extra sweet. You will fall head over heels for these cookies!
Fall Flavors Week continues with a cookie recipe that is going to knock your socks off! These giant butterscotch cookies will be your sweet tooth’s new best friend. They are crisp around the edges and chewy in the middle, packed with butterscotch chips and a little fall flair from a bit of maple syrup.
Sure, you could bake them normal-sized, but I thought, if you’re gonna have a cookie, then have a COOKIE!
This Giant Butterscotch Cookie recipe has been shared for a group called #FallFlavors, and I was sent products from Dixie Crystals Sugar to make them.
What to Make with Butterscotch Chips?
So, you’ve found yourself with a bag of butterscotch chips, now what? You can create a variety of baked goods, aside from this cookie recipe, with butterscotch chips such as brownies, cakes, sauces, and different types of candy!
You can substitute butterscotch chips in most recipes that call for peanut butter chips or even white chocolate or chocolate chips, too!
What do Butterscotch Chips Taste Like?
Butterscotch chips are known for their classic buttery sweet flavors. Whenever we’re craving salty and sweet, we like to bake with butterscotch chips. Especially in the cooler months!
What are Butterscotch Cookies Made of?
Shortening: I used Crisco shortening in these cookies to make a moist, soft and fluffier cookie.
Sugar: I used Dixie Crystals granulated sugar and brown sugar.
Eggs: You will need two large eggs.
Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is added for a touch of extra maple sweetness!
Flour: All-Purpose flour is perfect for these cookies. Try to experiment with 1:1 gluten-free baking flour if you are avoiding gluten.
Cream of Tartar: Are you aware of this little secret in cookies? Cream of tartar helps the cookies fully rise and come extra fluffy.
Butterscotch Chips: One package of butterscotch chips is enough for these cookies!
How to Make the Best Butterscotch Cookies
First, preheat the oven. In a mixing bowl, cream together both the shortening and sugars.
Next, add the eggs into the sugar mixture and mix well.
Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
Fold in the butterscotch chips.
Scoop the cookie dough with a measuring cup or cookie scoop and roll the dough into balls. Lightly press down on the cookies, but do not flatten.
If you want to make these cookies regular-sized, then you will use a smaller measuring scoop and bake the cookies for a less amount of time.
Bake the cookies for twelve minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them stand on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
Other ideas for these cookies
Want to switch things up a bit? Add your favorite chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts, chocolate chips, or Heath Bits: mmm, yum! You can really do much with these butterscotch cookies.
Another great idea? Sandwich a big scoop of butter pecan ice cream in the middle and make these cookies into scrumptious ice cream sandwiches.
Of course, just one of these cookies and a big glass of chilled milk is A-Okay with me!
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Are Caramel and Butterscotch the Same?
Caramel and butterscotch are often confused with one another, and although they can taste a bit alike they are distinctly different. Caramel is made from browning granulated sugar and butterscotch is made with brown sugar. If you like both flavors, you can easily interchange them!
Other Dessert Recipes You Will Like
- 7 Layer Cookie Bars
- Chewy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Butterscotch Pudding
- Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate Marshmallow Pie Crust
- Homemade Twix Bars
- S’mores Treats
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Let’s bake some giant butterscotch cookies!
- 1 cup Crisco
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 (11 ounce) package of butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl cream together shortening and sugars.
Add in eggs and maple syrup. Beat well.
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar, and add to wet ingredients. Mix well.
Fold in butterscotch chips.
Scoop with a 1/4 cup measuring scoop or cookie scoop and roll into balls. Press down the tops slightly, but do not flatten.
Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Centers will still look a little underdone, but it's okay. Leave them on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
If you make these a normal cookie size, decrease the baking time to about 8 minutes.
More #FallFlavors Recipes Below:
Appetizers, Cocktails, and Snacks
- Apple Cider Old-Fashioned from Books n’ Cooks
- Fall Charcuterie Board from The Spiffy Cookie
- Sweet And Spicy Pecans from Simple and Savory
Breakfast and Baked Goods
- Apple Cider Pecan Granola from Family Around The Table
- Apple Cinnamon Bread from Life Love and Good Food
- Apple Pecan Scones from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Gluten-Free Apple Cider Doughnuts from Frugal & Fit
- Pecan Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Donuts from Jen Around the World
Soups and Salads
- Balsamic Glazed Cipollini Onions from West Via Midwest
- Roasted Cipollini Onions With Sherry Vinegar And Thyme from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Vegan Butternut Squash And Chestnut Kebabs from Magical Ingredients
- Cider Brined Baked Chicken from Palatable Pastime
- Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Air Fryer Apple Fritters from Devour Dinner
- Apple Cider Tea Madeleines from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Apple Crumb Bars from SueBee Homemaker
- Apple Nachos from Take Two Tapas
- Butterscotch Blondies from That Recipe
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Fresh April Flours
- Fall Fruit Galette from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Giant Butterscotch Cookies from An Affair from the Heart
- Gluten-Free Apple Pie from The Fresh Cooky
- Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake from Art of Natural Living
- Pear & Butternut Squash Crisp from Savory Moments
- Pecan Pound Cake from Soulfully Made
- Sour Cream Apple Pie from House of Nash Eats
- Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe from Lemon Blossoms
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