Mocha Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

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I have never been much of a baker, but being a wife and mom is changing that. I came across a cookie recipe that sounded promising and made some changes to it to make it my own, and the result was a cookie that everyone has asked for the recipe for.—Alysha Braun, St. Catharines, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 122 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the chocolate chips, butter and coffee granules until chocolate and butter are melted and coffee is dissolved; set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugars until light in color. Add vanilla and chocolate mixture; beat until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; beat into egg mixture until blended. Stir in butterscotch chips (dough will be sticky).
  3. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes until edges are set but center is still slightly soft (cookies will have a crackled appearance). Remove to a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 40 cookies.
Originally published as Mocha Butterscotch Cookies in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2011, p90

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