Frosted Butterscotch Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is another really old recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. Make sure you frost with my Browned Butter Frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease cookie sheets, set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat the brown sugar and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed.
  4. Add baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Beat until combine, scraping side of bowl occasionally.
  6. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
  7. Add flour and sour cream alternately to beaten mixture, beating until combined after each addition.
  8. Stir in the 2/3 cup nuts.
  9. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  11. Transfer to wire racks and let cool.
  12. Spread cooled cookies with Browned Butter Frosting.
  13. If desired, top with additional chopped walnut or walnut halves.


Most Helpful

Good cookies!!

55tbird December 28, 2011

I have never sen a batch of cookies gone so QUICK. They were enjoyed. I added some butterscotch chips to, on half and the walnuts on the other half. Great recipe. Made for Zaar tag.

weekend cooker December 07, 2009

Oh wow! These are delicious! I decided not to frost mine - DH's preference. I also added butterscotch chips. Wonderful flavor, and overly sweet. Great frosted or not! Thanks Coffee! I'll be making these again! Made for KK Tag

kittycatmom November 18, 2009

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a