Double Butterscotch Cookies

Double Butterscotch Cookies

Double Butterscotch Cookies


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


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

Double Butterscotch Cookies

½ cup butter, softened

½ cup shortening

4 cups packed brown sugar

4 eggs

1 Tbsp. vanilla

6 cups flour

3 tsp. baking soda

3 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. salt

1 package English toffee bits (10 oz.) or almond brickle chips (7 ½ oz.)

1 cup finely chopped pecans


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.

Shape into three 14 inch rolls (mixture will be slightly crumbly); wrap each in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.

Unwrap and cut into ½ inch slices.  Place 2 inch apart on greased baking sheets.  Bake at 375 F.  for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.           7 dozen


(Recipe for Double Butterscotch Cookies was on, 2013)


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