September 14, 2015

Big & Chewy Butterscotch & Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've mentioned many times over on the blog Facebook page how much I love to bake. It's creative, relaxing and shows the ones you love how much you care. (Sidenote: I don't bake or cook for people I don't like!) One of the staple recipes that remind me instantly of childhood is chocolate chip cookies. I can't help but picture a mom making cookies from scratch, baking them in the oven then surprising the kids with a special treat along with a cold glass of milk. A whole bunch of nostalgia crammed into one cookie, right there. My favorite cookies are one that are crisp on the outside then nice and chewy with gooey chips on the inside. Even better if it's one of those big, thick bakery-type cookies! That is exactly what this recipe is, with butterscotch chips to add a little flair. The recipe is M2 approved, by the way.

big & chewy butterscotch & chocolate chip cookies

Other Cookie Recipes
Be sure to check out my recipes for these other great holiday cookie treats:
Best-Ever Peanut Butter Blossoms
Meltaway Spritz Butter Cookies
Snickerdoodle Specials 
Colonial Williamsburg Gingerbread Cookies
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies (Coming soon!)

Big & Chewy Butterscotch & Chocolate Chip Cookies

by The Stay-at-Home Life
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12-20 minutes
Ingredients (18 Big Cookies approx. 325 cal)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (don't use any other type)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter, salted (must be completely melted and not margarine)
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 1/2 cups (one full bag) chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Line cookie sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl
Cream butter and sugars with mixer
Add in egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract, mixing until light colored and well-mixed, do not over mix
Pour in dry mixture one mixing spoonful at a time, mixing continuously just until blended on low speed
Mix in butterscotch and chocolate chips with a spoon by hand or with the ceramic beater blade attachment
Scoop dough into 1/4 cup measuring cup, flatten the top to even it out, then plop onto cookie sheet
Place 6 cookies per full-sized cookie sheet
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until edges are golden brown
Cool completely on cookie sheet
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  1. Butterscotch is my favorite! These cookies sound SOOOOO good!

  2. Is this heaven? I'm DEFINITELY making these this week...and will try not to eat the whole batch to myself..

  3. I dig butterscotch, I am making cookies today and I wished I had some to add into my oatmeal cookies.

  4. My family and I so enjoy a good cookie. :-)

  5. I love this recipe! It's so decadent and definitely a recipe to use when you want to impress.

  6. I love butterscotch cookies! Great recipe:)

  7. Oh my word - these are my ALL TIME favorite cookies I simply LOVE butterscotch! I want to make some NOW!

  8. I love baking as well. I love trying new recipes as well.

  9. My son love chip cookies! Looks delicious!
    === RIKA ======

  10. Well these sound FANTASTIC! Holy cow!

  11. That's a huge cookie! Thanks for the recipe, I've been wanting a good chewey choc chip recipe for the longest time.

  12. Buttescotch and Oatmeal Raisin cookies are 2 of my all time favorite cookie addictions!=) Thanks for sharing this recipe, will definitely try it!

  13. I am so glad that I am reading this when my sweet tooth is still asleep! That looks so delish!

  14. You had me at butterscotch! I'll definitely try this recipe!

  15. Shhhh! I am eating cookies right now. I think I will make another batch and yours are just begging me to be next

  16. Oh my goodness. That looks soooo good! I can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  17. These look good!. I'm not a big butterscotch fan. But I can dig it mixed in with something.

  18. Yum. These look fabulous .I love chewy cookies, and butterscotch sounds like a wonderful addition.

  19. Oooo these cookies sound absolutely delicious!!!! I just love butterscotch :)

  20. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Need to learn how to make cookies because my kids love to eat.

  21. You had me at butterscotch. I simply can't resist that flavor!

  22. My weakness! These look so delicious! I bet they're so good!

  23. These are my favorite types of cookies but I've never tried making them myself, I'm going to have to try this recipe!!

    xoxo Bree

  24. I love the look on your daughters face. I'm sure I would have the same look. Those cookies look really yummy.

  25. Looks so yummy! thanks for sharing your recipe..

  26. These are right up my alley - I can't wait to bake a batch!

  27. This looks like my kind of cookie! Yum yum


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