Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies

"I could only find similar recipes using cake mix, so I thought I'd share a more "homemade" version of these yumm-o cookies. These are very chocolatey...just the way I like 'em. I guess you could also use chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or anything else instead of the butterscotch, but this is how we likes 'em done."
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa in mixing bowl.
  • Beat butter, both sugars, and vanilla until creamy.
  • Beat in eggs.
  • Gradually add flour mix.
  • Stir in butterscotch chips.
  • Drop by large tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes, or until slightly set.
  • Cool on cookie sheets another 2 min, than remove to wire racks.

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  1. MommaJade
    OH..... MY..... GOODNESS. <br/>Having gotten tired of the traditional chocolate chip cookie, I started looking and came across this one. I am SO glad I did!! I divided the dough in half and used white chocolate chips in one half, butterscotch in the other, at 5000 feet elevation I baked them EXACTLY 10 minutes and they're absolutely PERFECT. Now all I can think about is how this dough would be with mint chips... peanut butter chips, triple chocolate (white, light & dark) chips, and even those Andes Peppermint Crunch ones.... Thank you SO much for this recipe!
  2. ElizabethKnicely
    I used your WONDERFUL recipe to make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (because I didn't have butterscotch chips on had) and they were delicious! I will come back and give a rating when I buy butterscotch chips, as I believe they will be magnificent then. Thanks for a yummy snack!
  3. LonghornMama
    Tasty cookies, perfect for lunchboxes. I used salted butter, and next time would use only 1/2 t salt. Thanks for sharing the no-cake-mix recipe!
  4. Elbereth42
    Splendid! These are about the best cookies I've made yet!
  5. Ang11002
    These were amazing! Soft and delicious. My 9 yr old scarfed down 5!!! I halved the recipe for the two of us and it worked out easily. Thanks for sharing. Chocolate & butterscotch together was perfect. The dough was very easy to work with, not stiff at all.


I am a Colorado ski bum at heart, but am currently stuck in Miami, FL of all places working on my Doctoral degree in physical therapy at UM. I can't wait until I graduate and can get back to the mountains! 2 more years, 2 more years...I love to cook and find it a great way to relax and slow down after classes and I can't wait until I have more free time to be able to do it. I have been in the Air National Guard with Colorado and Florida for the last four years and have been fortunate enough to taste many different foods and stretch my palate. I have lots of recipes waiting to be posted and when I finally get the time I will, so stand by!
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