Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies


"Butterscotch morsels add their sweet creaminess to this classic gingerbread cookie. The ultimate treat, warm from the oven with a glass of cold milk."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 109 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. COMBINE flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in small bowl.
  3. BEAT butter, sugar, egg and molasses in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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Great recipe! Very delicious, but I would definitely say only add 1/2 to 2/3 of the bag of butterscotch. That is what I did and it was plenty sweet. I also added a little nutmeg, and if you prefer a spicier more "gingerbready" taste I would recommend adding more of each spice and perhaps some more molasses. I baked them for about ten minutes at 330 so they are nice and chewy. Also, someone said that their cookies didn't look like the ones in the picture. I lightly rolled them into balls and they turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! :) Enjoy!

Angela Sheppard

These were amazing, chewy, soft and excellent flavor. I followed others ideas and baked them at 330 for 10 minutes, I also used white chocolate chips, only half the bag, added a tsp of nutmeg and 1/2 a tsp extra of the other spices. This cookie received rave reviews from some of my toughest critics.


These are very good gingerbread cookies! The things I changed were the amount of brown sugar I used, I only used 2 cups and they were still sweet enough. I also used less butterscotch than called for, and regular molasses instead of light. They taste amazing! The butterscotch goes together well. I think, though, that if you use the exact amount of sugar and chips called for, they will be too sweet. I also used fresh chopped ginger instead of the dried stuff. My boyfriend loves these as well even though he turned up his nose at the ingredients! Haha...