Gingerbread & Sugared Things {Butterscotch Chocolate Cookies}

Today is Cookie Swap posting day!  If you remember, I’m cohosting “Gingerbread and Sugared Things”-a virtual cookie swap with some super sweet ladies!

Co hosting today are:

Julie @ White Lights on Wednesday/Jaime @ Mom’s Test Kitchen/Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner/Carrie @ The Frugal Foodie Mama/Michelle @ Michelle’s Tasty Creations/Kim @ The Sunflower Supper Club

You’ll be able to see all the sweet cookies we have exchanged and made!  I was privileged to get a recipe from Elizabeth @ The Law Student’s Cookbook.  It makes a cakey, sweet, yummy cookie-perfect for Christmas parties and to share with everyone!

Butterscotch Chocolate Cookies
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 cups powdered sugar
*In a small pot, over low heat, melt the shortening and chocolate chips.  Let cool for five minutes.  Mix with the sugar, eggs, condensed milk, and vanilla.
*Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and butterscotch chips.  Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until there’s no dry spots left.
*Cover and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.
*Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and heat your oven to 350.
*Roll the dough into 1 Tablespoon size balls.  Pour the powdered sugar into a shallow dish.
*Roll the balls in powdered sugar and place on the baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.  Take a spoon and gently flatten each cookie.
*Bake for 11-13 minutes.  Remove and cool.
Note:  I didn’t have shortening, so I used butter.  And, I melted the butter and chocolate chips in the microwave instead of on the stove.  I REALLY want to make these again, and substitute peanut butter chips for the butterscotch OR add some coffee to the batter.  That would be SOOO good, too!
Thanks, Elizabeth, for sending me a yummy recipe!  My family loves it!

Carrie (903 Posts)

Carrie is the author and founder of My Favorite Finds. She likes to share her Disney travel tips, crafts, recipes, and ways that she finds JOY everyday in her life! She believes that everyday brings new joy, and that everyone needs to have a little happiness in their life! She is the wife to a sweet pastor, and mom to three kiddos-twin boys and a princess girl. Carrie is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, where she enjoys making MAGICAL vacation memories for everyone! Contact her today at to start YOUR vacation planning!


  1. YUM! The cookies you made look delicious!!

  2. Yours came out looking lovely! I think the recipe would be superb with peanut butter chips!

  3. I love butterscotch though not typically with chocolate. They look really good so I am pinning them to try in the future.

  4. Yum! You had me at butterscotch!

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