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


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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

How to Make Bea's Butterscotch Cookies


  • 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

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About Bea's Butterscotch Cookies

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

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