Butterscotch Cookies

Butterscotch Cookies

 Kristina Vanni

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 60 servings
Yield: 60 cookies
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
117 Calories
6g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 60
Amount per serving
Calories 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 35mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you adore the rich and sweet flavor of butterscotch pudding, you are sure to love these cookies. The melt-in-your-mouth butterscotch morsels in this unique recipe are sure to become a staple when you are craving a sweet treat.

What makes this recipe so special is the creative combination of textures and flavors. Besides the delightful butterscotch chips, there are also rolled oats, chopped walnuts and cornflakes cereal. Every bite is perfect combination of sweet and crunchy. To release even more flavor, you could even toast the walnuts before chopping and measuring them for the recipe. 

Either old-fashioned rolled oats and quick-cooking rolled oats will work in this recipe. They can be used interchangeably. Just be sure not to use a packet of instant oatmeal which is pre-cooked and dried and will turn your cookies into a gummy mess.

The best part about this recipe is the incredible aroma that will fill your kitchen when the cookies are ready to come out of the oven. It will be hard to resist sneaking a bite before they cool down. Because these cookies are overflowing with decadent goodies, I tend to make them a little bit on the larger side. That way, you are sure to get a bite of everything in each cookie.

Don't forget to store them in an airtight container so they stay as fresh as the moment they came out of the oven. They also make a great gift to wrap up and share with friends, family, or neighbors.


  • 8 ounces (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking rolled oats (not instant oatmeal)

  • 1 (11-ounce) bag butterscotch morsels

  • 2 cups cornflakes cereal

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

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  3. In a large mixer bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until mixed. 

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  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. 

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  5. Beat in vanilla and water.

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  6. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 

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  7. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until combined.

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  8. Add the oatmeal, butterscotch morsels, Cornflakes, and walnuts; mix well.

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  9. Place heaping spoonfuls of batter, about 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Gently press each cookie to flatten it slightly. Bake cookies until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. 

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  10. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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  11. Serve and enjoy.