Salted Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup butterscotch chips
sea salt


Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and combine thoroughly. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until a very thick dough forms. Fold in the chips. Form cookies by dropping 1 heaping teaspoon of dough two inches apart. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Flatten slightly then bake until light brown, about 14 minutes. Slide them out on the baking mat on to a cooling rack and allow them to cool 1-2 minutes on the baking mat/parchment on the wire rack before removing them to cool directly on the wire rack.

Yield: about 1 1/2-2 dozen cookies

My thoughts:

I just realized this recipe has been languishing in my drafts folder for quite a while. I honestly feel like it has been there for nearly two years! If I create a recipe to share with my family and friends for the holidays, I’m often making too close to the actual holiday for my readers to have time to make it in their homes. I save it to post later but sometimes it gets lost in the shuffle. I think that must be what happened here but of no fault of the recipe at all! Honestly, this recipe isn’t even that holiday-specific so I don’t know what happened. Maybe I had been posting too many baking recipes when I made it so I just held on to it for later? Made too much with butterscotch chips? I have no clue! I remember making the cookies a couple of times and enjoying them though!

This is a pretty simple, straight forward drop cookie recipe. If you have room on your cookie tray for one last recipe, these come together and bake in less than 20 minutes. In the last few years I’ve really been enjoying butterscotch. I keep thinking it is going to be this year’s next big flavor and so far it hasn’t been. Maybe for 2020? These chips have a nice caramel-buttery flavor and are fairly sweet so I wouldn’t sub in milk chocolate chips here unless you have a serious sweet tooth. The salt adds just the right savory note.

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