Butterscotch Cookies with Triple Chocolate Chips

by Irvin on December 11, 2013 · 11 comments

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These old fashioned butterscotch cookies with triple chocolate chips and butterscotch chips are sure to please pretty much anyone with a sweet tooth!

Butterscotch Cookies with Triple Chocolate Chips. Recipe and Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

“These are the best cookies I’ve ever had.” said my friend Megan, who (if I have to be honest) is prone to exaggeration and superlatives. But when someone tells you that, you have to think the cookie is at least pretty decent. Especially when that cookie is these old fashioned butterscotch cookies with triple chocolate chips in them. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Butterscotch cookies. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Now, anyone that has followed this blog for a period of time knows that I absolutely love combining unusual combinations of flavors, using oddball ingredients and in general playing around in the kitchen. But these cookies, these sweet morsels of baked goodness, are not that. In fact, these cookies are probably the most straightforward crowd-pleasing cookies I’ve ever made.

Triple Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies. Recipe and Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not turning my back on my sophisticated palate. I adore reaching for my Seville oranges, or semolina flour. I love cooking down my pumpkin with a bay leaf and I will continue to caramelize my white chocolate. But I’m not above pandering to the masses and when I say the masses I basically mean my friends like Megan and my partner AJ who also happens to be my live-in taste tester. The fact that I had to tell him to stop eating them because I hadn’t taken photos of them yet seems to be a pretty good indication of how good they are.

Butterscotch Cookies with three types of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

And good is probably underselling these butterscotch cookies. Triple chocolate chips along with butterscotch chips in a butterscotch dough mean each bite gets you some sort of chocolate AND a double blast of butterscotch. The little touch of salt on top tempers the sweetness and adds a nice counterpart to the cookie. Make these tonight and trust me when I say they won’t last long in the household. Especially when you have friends like AJ and Megan around.

If you like butterscotch, check out my other butterscotch recipes:
Gluten Free Triple Layer Ombre Cake with Dark Chocolate, Butterscotch and Vanilla Bean Layers
Pear and Dried Cherries Butterscotch Muffins
Gluten Free Double Butterscotch Apple Pie

And check out these awesome butterscotch desserts from around the web:
Simply Recipes’ Butterscotch Cookies
Sweet Treats’ Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars with Brown Sugar Glaze
Overtime Cook’s Streusel Swirled Butterscotch Bundt Cake
I Am Baker’s Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cake
Shugary Sweet’s Butterscotch Kit Kat Brownies

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Jennie @themessybakerblog December 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

You can’t go wrong with triple the chocolate. These look perfect. Pinned.


The Suzzzz December 11, 2013 at 8:55 am

You’re killin’ me smalls.


Arthur in the Garden! December 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

Great combo of flavors! Yum!
But bikini season is only four months away!! 🙂


Belinda @zomppa December 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Uh, how many ways can I say YES?


Anna @ Bashful Bao December 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I’m loving all those chips, and the idea of a butterscotch cookie base, can’t wait to try these out!!


Alyssa December 12, 2013 at 7:22 am

These look fantastic! I have to say that I have been following your blog for awhile now and love your creative ideas and unique flavour combinations. After you posted everyday in November, it’s great to see you posting frequently in December as well!!


Miss Kim @ behgopa December 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Yummy! These look like cookies I can be eating all day. How do you not get fat with all them taste testing?!


Karen Petersen December 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I bet you hated taking a bite out of the cookie to get the perfect picture! Ha ha! YUM these look amazing. Thanks for sharing.


Erin R. December 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I made these yesterday! Dang it, that browned butter is amazing stuff, isn’t it? The only thing I changed was using oat flour instead of whole wheat. They were chewy and perfect, and the cookie itself has such a nice flavor apart from the chocolate chips. I made ginger cookies yesterday, too, and these butterscotch ones were the first ones gone from the cookie jar. Definitely a keeper. Thanks!


Amanda December 18, 2013 at 3:48 am

SO beautiful. I LOVE how you create the butterscotch loveliness! Definitely going to try this fabulous recipe! 🙂


Kathy - Panini Happy December 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Straight-forward and crowd-pleasing is just fine by me. 🙂 As are these cookies!


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