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Double Butterscotch Cookies

Total Time

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

Makes

about 7 dozen

This is a very old recipe that's been in the family for generations. Sometimes I'll omit the toffee bits and add miniature chocolate chips or coconut instead. —Beverly Duncan, Lakeville, Ohio
Double Butterscotch Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package English toffee bits (10 ounces) or almond brickle chips (7-1/2 ounces)
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening and brown sugar for 2 minutes or until mixture resembles wet sand. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to the brown sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in toffee bits and pecans.
  2. Shape into three 14-in. rolls (mixture will be slightly crumbly); wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  3. Unwrap and cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 9-11 minutes. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 248 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 221mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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