Bea's Butterscotch Cookies

Angela Gray


This is my husbands favorite cookie ! His Mom, Betty, made these a lot and after she passed away I found the recipe. It was handwritten on a sheet of notebook paper, the edges are all crinkly and brown and it has lots of stains from vanilla and flour I imagine. She had made a note to add the butterscotch chips to the recipe and I later on added the sour cream for extra moistness. They really are sooo good, you can't eat just one !

★★★★★ 4 votes
makes 60 cookies
15 Min
15 Min


1 1/2 c
brown sugar, packed
1/2 c
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
large eggs
1 tsp
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
8 oz
sour cream
bag of butterscotch chips


1Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease several cookie sheets.
2In mixer bowl beat the brown sugar and shortening until well mixed.
3Add baking soda, baking powder and salt to sugar mixture, mix till combined.
4Beat in eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla. Mix till just combined.
5Add flour and sour cream , alternately, until all is combined and mixed well after each addition.
6Add the 3/4 bag of butterscotch chips and combine with wooden spoon.
7Using a cookie scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
8Bake 12-14 min. or just until lightly browned. Cool on racks, (we just ate them) lol

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids