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Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cookies

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  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, plus more for garnish
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips

Chef notes

Baker Allison Carlock of The Crumbling Cookie in Fort Irwin, California adds brown sugar to her amazing butterscotch cookies for an extra layer of flavor.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon. Then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix in butterscotch chips.

Scoop the dough into balls using a large cookie scoop and roll in dark brown sugar.

Bake for 16 minutes.