Salted Butterscotch Cookies

Salted Butterscotch Cookies

These Salted Butterscotch Cookies are the complete package - crispy, chewy, sweet and salty!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword butterscotch cookie recipe, butterscotch cookies, salted butterscotch cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 2400kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 oz. butterscotch chips
  • 1 Tbsp flaky sea salt for sprinkling


  • In a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add in flour, salt and baking soda.  Mix to combine.  
  • Add in butterscotch chips and mix again, just until combined.
  • Scoop dough onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet.  About 2 inches apart.
  • Sprinkle dough with a pinch of salt.
  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 9-10 minutes or until beginning to brown around the edges.  Do not over bake.  Allow to sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to a rack to cool.


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Calories: 2400kcal | Carbohydrates: 405g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Cholesterol: 377mg | Sodium: 6033mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 292g | Vitamin A: 2545IU | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 7mg