Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

I’m in love with these Butterscotch Toffee Cookies! If you love chewy cookies, I’m pretty sure you’ll love these too!

Chewy Butterscotch Toffee Cookies are one of the best treats ever. They may be thin, but they are packed with flavor!

First, I apologize at how ugly these cookies may appear. Thin. Brown. Boring.

But, OMG please do not let their appearance be your guide. These cookies may be one of the best cookies I’ve ever made. Yeah. Really.

Although, to be fair, I have a deep love for butterscotch morsels. And toffee bits. So there’s that.

Did I mention these are giant too? I used my 2 Tbsp scoop, and because the brown sugar and toffee caramelize together in this cookie they spread. Even after refrigerating the dough for an hour. Don’t be alarmed (be prepared!). Space these cookies out at least 3 inches apart. And don’t overcook them either. Mine took about 12-14 minutes, I let them cool completely on the pan before moving to wire rack.

And did I tell you yet to use parchment paper? Seriously a must with these cookies.

Chewy Butterscotch Toffee Cookies are one of the best treats ever. They may be thin, but they are packed with flavor!

All these rules, are you afraid? Please don’t be! Just trust me when I tell you how wonderful these taste. The sweet butterscotch, the chewy toffee, these cookies ruined my healthy eating last week. But, they were the perfect treat to pack in my kid’s lunches on their first day back to school!! (I may have been more excited than they were about that!).

As I do with most of my cookie baking, you can drop your cookie dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze for an hour. Then package up those cookie dough balls and store in a freezer safe bag until you are ready to bake some fresh, chewy cookies! At any given time there may be dozens of cookie dough balls in my freezer just waiting to be baked up fresh!

So who’s coming over for fresh cookies?

Chewy Butterscotch Toffee Cookies are one of the best treats ever. They may be thin, but they are packed with flavor!

Yield: 5-6 dozen

Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Chewy Butterscotch Toffee Cookies


  • 1 ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 package (12oz) butterscotch morsels
  • 1 package (8oz) Heath toffee bits


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until well blended. Add in eggs, vanilla and milk.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until fully combined. Beat in butterscotch and toffee bits.
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (a must!!)
  5. Drop by 2 Tbsp scoop on baking sheet, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake or 12-14 minutes. Cool on pan, then remove to wire rack. Store in air tight container.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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Chewy Butterscotch Toffee Cookies are one of the best treats ever. They may be thin, but they are packed with flavor!

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Posted on January 11, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. These look so tempting right now! I can’t have cane sugar, so I might save this recipe and try it with coconut sugar. I bet my kids would love them. Perfect afternoon snack!

  2. These look anything but boring, Aimee! I love anything with butterscotch and toffee. And these look chewy and perfect!

  3. I am totally with you on the love of butterscotch and toffee! I’m going to have to try these cookies.

  4. What time should I be over? I’ll stop and pick up coffee on the way-these cookies have my name written all over them! Pinned.

  5. Don’t ever apologize for what “you” think doesn’t look good! These cookies looks perfect! I love how thin they are. They look like they would melt in your mouth. That is definitely a good thing! Butterscotch and toffee has to be one of the best combos. Pinning!

  6. Yay for awesome chewy cookies that the whole family adores!!! I do love butterscotch chips too, but I always forget to use them! Must fix that soon!!!!

  7. I have a package of toffee bits in my pantry waiting to be used! This looks like a perfect way to showcase them!

  8. These cookies look fantastic, Aimee! I love the butterscotch and toffee combination. And I love how thin these are, too. Pinned!

  9. These biscuits look very delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

  10. Oooh I love butterscotch and toffee in everything, and these sound so right up my alley! I totally need to try making these, ASAP. They’d be a hit in my house. Pinned!

  11. Yum those cookies are looking so delicious! I’d love to have a plate of these – haha! Pinned 🙂

  12. This is my kinda cookie! I just LOVE anything butterscotch/toffee/caramel. Like little bites of heaven!

    1. Brown is tough. And I’m so not creative with photographing cookies, LOL. But yeah, they are delicious!

  13. I’d love to be coming over for cookies 🙂 It’s nice to see cookies on blogs after seeing so many smoothies the past 10 days 🙂

    1. I had to take a healthy break and bring on some cookies. Don’t worry, I’ve got a chocolate cake coming soon…as well as another smoothie! haha!!

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