Giant Butterscotch Cookies

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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! 

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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.


three butterscotch cookies on a surface

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!


one bowl of buttercotch cookies

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? 

sugars on surface

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.
Baking Soda
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

Step One

steps for butterscotch cookies with sugar and flour

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. 

Step Two

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. 

Step Three

top view of rounded cookie dough on baking sheet

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. 

Step Four

top view of cookies cooling on wire rack

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.


one handing holding butterscotch cookie

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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If you can’t wait to make this butterscotch cookie recipe, you need to remember where you found it! Pin it to your favorite Pinterest recipe board before you go!


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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!

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Giant Butterscotch Cookies

Giant sweet and chewy butterscotch cookies are a simple-to-make cookie that is a handful to hold! These giant treats will bring a smile to anyone's face!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Giant Cookies
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 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.

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  1. There’s something about a giant cookie that just makes it taste better 😉 Love these with the sweet butterscotch flavor!

  2. These are incredible. I was careful to make sure they did not break. My boss loves anything butterscotch so I made your cookies for her and our small office of people that work at the building – we all loved them!

  3. Butterscotch is one of my favorite flavors, and these cookies were a real treat! I plan on making them again next week for my book club!

  4. These butterscotch cookies are so sweet and delicious. They’re so easy and quick to make a large batch. The perfect snack, thank you! The bigger the cookie the better for me!

  5. Yummy! Butterscotch is one of our favorites and these cookies aren’t going to last here. My teens and hubby are going to devour these! Looks absolutely wonderful!

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