Butterscotch Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch


about 1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
“This old-fashioned recipe has been in my family for years,” writes Beverly Duncan of Big Prairie, Ohio. “It’s also delicious with miniature chocolate chips or coconut in place of the toffee bits.”
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  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in toffee bits and pecans. Shape into a 10-in. roll; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned, 9-11 minutes. Cool 1-2 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 111 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.