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Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies
Makes:
60 cookies (5 dozen)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
39
minutes
Low CalorieLow SodiumVegetarian
based on
197 reviews
Butterscotch morsels add their sweet creaminess to this classic gingerbread cookie. The ultimate treat, warm from the oven with a glass of cold milk.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup mild molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in small bowl.

BEAT sugar, butter, molasses and egg in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Irresistible Cookies!

    Sherry Ward from Detroit, MI

    I've been making this recipe for the last several years and it is always a big hit!

  •  Star(s)

    good variation of gingerbread

    Jody Strong from Waynesville, OH

    My family and I enjoyed these sweet cookies. The dough became quite thick so I was worried they wouldn't bake correctly, but they turned out fine.

  •  Star(s)

    Hmm, Hmmm Delicious!!

    Heather Koren from Beavercreek, OH

    I had to make 6+ dozen of these cookies over the holidays - I kept getting requests for them. They are soft and yummy and oh so easy to make. This recipe will be a new holiday tradition.

  •  Star(s)

    Gingerbread cookies without a rolling pin!

    Norma Hair from Blooming Glen, PA

    Besides having the treat of gingerbread cookies without a rolling pin, the butterscotch morsels add a complement of sweetness that can hold up to the spiciness of the gingerbread.

  •  Star(s)

    Loved by all!

    Lena Siegler from Franklin Park, NJ

    Made these over the Christmas holiday for a "different" ginger cookie. The response was overwhelming! Everyone who ate them, including the kids, said they were out of this world. This may just replace my regular ginger cookie recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    makes more than 24

    DEB MONTESANTI from North Tonawanda, NY

    I love this recipe and I shared the cookies with a lot of friends because it made 58 good sized cookies.

  •  Star(s)

    Gingerbread Butterscotch cookies

    Betty Palumbo from Middeboro, MA

    I made these cookies last year and they were a big hit.

  •  Star(s)

    yummy

    WENDY PESCE from Windham, ME

    My family loves these cookies without the butterscotch chips. I roll the balls in sugar before cooking to make them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

    Carolyn McMasters from Norwalk, OH

    My grandson Joshua and I just made these, his comment was these are good grandma, had to agree! I made smaller and got 58 cookies some to eat and some to share with family and neighbors. I changed a little bit, I rolled in balls and then into sugar, as we are fans of mollasses cookies, makes them a little crunchy on outside and soft on inside! We really are enjoying, thankyou for the new twist on mollasses cookies YUMMY! Carolyn and Joshua

  •  Star(s)

    On everyones Christmas List

    Eileen Sutherland from CHESTER, MD

    I made this cookies last year, and already everyone is asking if I will be making them again. They are a big hit for a cookies exchange and for our family's christmas table. I will be continuing to make these cookies year after year from now on.

  •  Star(s)

    Rich, creamy, spicey

    Cindy R. from Payson, UT

    I've made these for years and personally adore them. The adults I know love these cookies as a change from the usual--I've given the recipe out many times. The children I know will eat them, but don't prefer them--too strong!

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!

    Diana Stephens from Highlands Ranch, CO

    These cookies are the best for autumn--when the weather starts to change. My family requests these as the leaves start to fall off the trees and there is a chill in the air...

  •  Star(s)

    Rave Reviews

    BONNIE CLARK from EAU CLAIRE, WI

    I brought these cookies to work to share and everyone thought they were fantastic. They have a wonderful texture and the flavors meld well together...very tasty!

  •  Star(s)

    Delectable!

    Cassandra Rose from

    Insted of cookies, I put the batter into my 9x13 pan. They turned out to be a pleasent twist on blondies! I also made a honey-cinnimon glaze to put on top. Serve with iced tea, and it is a delectable summer treat!

  •  Star(s)

    Perfect Combination

    Christine Winschel from PITTSBURGH, PA

    The spiciness of the gingerbread blends perfectly with the butterscotch chips! A very unique and addictive cookie! The gingerbread batter was delicious on its own, and would make great drop cookies without the chips, if desired. I have already been asked for the recipe by several people!

  •  Star(s)

    So very rich & addicting!

    BETTY ARECHEDERRA from FLORISSANT, MO

    So very hard not to eat them all as they were on the cooling racks!! Def. need a tall glass of icy cold milk to counter the rich sweetness of these...yummo! I used full flavored molasses - not the mild the recipe called for, but it wasn't overwhelming at all. The butterscotch chips are just the perfect dash of rich & sweet to balance out the bit of spice in the cookies. If you like gingerbread at all - you have to try this recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    Best of two worlds

    Judith Stambuski from Portage la Prairie, MB

    I like to melt the morsels and blend them in to the dough.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!

    Christine Dicke from OREGON, WI

    These cookies have wonderful flavor, and are a family favorite.

  •  Star(s)

    FANTABULOUS!!

    Joanie Dodge from CONRAD, MT

    I didn't think that it was possible to improve upon a soft gingerbread cookie, but I stand corrected. These were great, and my family loved them! Very "autumn-y."

  •  Star(s)

    YUMMY!

    Christy D'Addario from Severn, MD

    These Gingerbread Butterscotch cookies were EXCELLENT! Everyone who tasted them loved them. Perfect for Autumn. I might add some white morsels next time.

  •  Star(s)

    Husband Loves These

    Cheryl Espedal from HAUSER, ID

    My husband is not a sweet eater but he loves these. What is so sood for him is that I put them in his lunch box and they are filling for him, but not too rich.

  •  Star(s)

    Heavenly aroma

    judy brunette from Rice Lake, WI

    I made these cookies for the Rice Lake Senior Center participants and they totally loved them. They gave this cookie an A+, would very much encourage bakers to use this recipe. The blending of the butterscotch and molasses is truly a wonderful blend.

  •  Star(s)

    A New Family Favorite

    Buzzy Diamond from MEDIA, PA

    The gingerbread taste of these cookies make them perfect for the holiday season, and, in my house, have become as popular as chocolate chips. If you like ginger snaps but prefer soft cookies, you'll love these.

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

    Cyndi Newton Ogden from TOWANDA, PA

    A very nice, soft, chewy cookie. VERY good. I couldn't find my ground ginger, so I had some candied ginger, I ground it up in my bean grinder and added it with the flour mix. VERY good. Everyone loved them. Made before a football game. I will make these a lot in the future. Will go very well with cider, or even a mulled wine. Very tastie. Not a heavy cookie.

  •  Star(s)

    BUTTERSCOTCH GINGERBREAD COOKIES

    gilissa murray from CANADIAN, TX

    THESE COOKIES ARE SOOOO GOOD! I USED 1 STICK OF MARGARINE & 1 STICK OF BUTTER. MY 3 YR.OLD GRAND DAUGHTER & 2 YR OLD FRIEND IMMEDIATELY TOOK THEM FROM THE TABLE AFTER THEY COOLED. THE HOUSE SMELLS GREAT TOO. I MAY SUBSTITUTE TOASTED WALNUTS FOR THE BUTTERSCOTCH MORSELS FOR A LESS SWEET COOKIE ALSO. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!

  •  Star(s)

    Yum.....

    JEANNE JEANNE from BROKEN ARROW, OK

    These are fabulous. If you like gingersnaps, you are going to love these. mmmmm.....good. The butterscotch chips add just the right amount of yum.

  •  Star(s)

    Fantastic

    Marty Long from Raleigh, NC

    You might not be able to resist these cookies even before they make it to the oven. This is a great recipe and I look forward to modifying it a little with some nuts, or maybe even some oatmeal for texture.

  •  Star(s)

    verrry tasty!

    DONNA JONES from ALEXANDRIA, VA

    I make these regularly because my friends keep asking for them! I vary the spices just a bit each time. For example, I might add a little nutmeg, allspice, and/or cardamom to kick up the gingerbread flavor. Blackstrap molasses can also kick up that gingerbread. Stick with mild molasses if making for children. :)

  •  Star(s)

    These are delicious!!!

    Jenny Super from BRADENTON, FL

    I made these this afternoon for my family. They couldn't get enough. Who would have thought butterscotch would taste good with gingerbread? It gave them the flavor of having icing on them without all of the work. I used regular, full flavor molasses, Splenda Blended Brown sugar, and light butter. They came out fabulous. This will go into the "recipes to repeat" box at our house.

  •  Star(s)

    New Favorite!!

    Janet Rosenwinkel from CROWN POINT, IN

    Made these the other day for my guys and they really liked them. They liked adding the butterscotch chips to them. Next time I make them I think I'll try the swirl chips...Great Recipe!!!

  •  Star(s)

    It's a keeper!

    Kathy Lowry from TOMBALL, TX

    These remind me of a cookie I made years ago when my children were at home. They aren't quite as spicy, which is better for most pallets. The addition of the butterscotch chips was great! Even my picky 10 year old granddaughter liked them.

  •  Star(s)

    Outstanding recipe!

    G. C. from SAN JOSE, CA

    These are truly deserving of 5 stars! They were easy to make and have a unique flavor that gives them a "wow" factor that I think 5-star cookies need. Literally all of my friends who tried them asked for the recipe. I will be making these time and again!

  •  Star(s)

    butterscotch gingrbread cookies

    Gwen Antosz from STATEN ISLAND, NY

    I just baked these cookies. Although the house smells wonderful-from all the spices- I think the flavor of the butterscotch chips overpowers the more delicate cookie. Maybe next time I will use a mixture of white chocolate and butterscotch. I still plan to bring them to work for more opinions!

  •  Star(s)

    Oh My Word

    Julie Goehring from NEW BRIGHTON, PA

    These cookies were delicious. Now I confess, I thought I had ginger and I did not. Since I had already creamed my wet ingredients together I just substituted nutmeg. Only a teaspoon though. And I always swap out butter-flavored Crisco for butter because we like chewier cookies. But they came out delicious anyway. They made the cut for Christmas cookies!

  •  Star(s)

    Flavourful Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

    Cynthia Kemp-Reynolds from Richards Landing, ON

    Made this recipe Sept 10: my two teenage sons adored the flavour mix, plus butterscotch chips. Easy to make even with stiff dough. Made 40 VERY large cookies on parchment paper! Great to freeze. Will make again definitely.

  •  Star(s)

    GREAT!!!!!!!

    Cindy Reynolds from ALLIANCE, NE

    I looked in my pantry and found everything ,So I made them and they didnt stay around long,,I am going to try them next with candy chips in them also....

  •  Star(s)

    Great for Autumn

    Patti Craighead from PELLA, IA

    These cookies are wonderful! I have made them so many times and generally get asked for the recipe. When my daughter-in-law and my son were expecting their third child she requested that I bring her her very own dozen of these cookies to the hospital after she delivered. And I did!

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

    Lisa White from CHISHOLM, MN

    Yum! The whole house smelled like fall baking at its best when we made these cookies! Everyone in the family loves them--they are easy and quick to make and taste wonderful.

  •  Star(s)

    butterscotchgingerbread cookies

    Maryann O'Neill from COATESVILLE, PA

    Imade these cookies and they did not last long because the kids got them first and the adults did not get any.

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Bliss

    Lorin Elise from FREDERICK, MD

    WOW is all I have to say. These cookies are a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Rave reviews all around, from young and old. Many thanks for this delicious recipe, a new favorite.

  •  Star(s)

    tantilizing flavor

    MEGHAN DOYLE from Lake City, FL

    Better than frosting all the gingerbread cookies. Butterscotch adds just the right extra flavor. A cookie everyone will love.

  •  Star(s)

    ADD A LITTLE ...

    kathleen walker from CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

    THESE ARE REAL GOOD. I CHOICE TO ALTER THESE BY OMITTING THE BUTTERSCOTCH CHIPS. INSTEAD I MIXED A LITTLE HONEY AND LEMON TOGETHER. I DRIZZLED THE HOT COOKIES W/ THIS.

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

    Debbye Trueman from FRONT ROYAL, VA

    The flavor in this cookie with the butterscotch chips were wonderful. I love gingerbread cookies and this was really a nice change in flavor. I'm sure I will be making these cookies again soon.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful Cookies

    Sara Hardy from Glen Allen, VA

    These are so good! I made this recipe several times over the holidays and everyone enjoyed them. The flavors went so well together. It's hard to eat just one.

  •  Star(s)

    So Tasty!

    Pat Makowski from SOUTH BEND, IN

    I made these for Christmas but my family and friends loved them so much they never made it to Christmas. Those who didn't like gingerbread loved these because of the butterscotch pieces.

  •  Star(s)

    You will only question, until the first bite!

    Margaret from Cresco, PA

    I wasn't too sure, but I trusted the over 100 reviews and baked this cookie. I am so glad I did it! It's easy to make and has a high yield. I doubled the recipe for a cookie exchange and made 70+ cookies! DELICIOUS!

  •  Star(s)

    FAmily loves it!

    SARA PANGONIS from ELLWOOD CITY, PA

    I made this cake a few years back and since then, i am not aloud to show my face at a family party unless i bring the rum cake! Everyone loves it! I am now in the process of finding another pound cake on this site to WOW them again and replace the other! I like coming up with new ideas and this one has been around long enough :)

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

    Nancee Maynard from BOX ELDER, SD

    I read the recipe and thought this is easy but not going to taste good. WAS I EVER WRONG. The first batch just came out of oven, I am eating a hot cookie and it is delicious. I love making gingerbread (boys & girls) and make them for all the students on my school bus route at Christmas. The aroma was truly mouthwatering. Another holiday favorite added to my recipe box. Thank You.

  •  Star(s)

    Don't make these cookies!!

    Larry R. Keene from Pueblo, CO

    Well, that is unless you can resist the temptation to eat the whole batch. OK, you might not be able to do that, they are pretty rich, but downright GOOD!! A really delicious flavor combination. I left them in for just over 9 minutes and they are GREAT! A little crunchy around the edges and firm, but still soft in the middle. Batch yielded 52 nicely sized cookies.

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

    vanessa adkins from SUMMERVILLE, SC

    A very unique flavor combination. I took these to work, where all my "guinea pigs" are, and they got rave reviews. I think they are best right out of the oven or dunked in coffee. YUM!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/60 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 60 

  • Calories: 100
  • Calories from Fat: 40
  • Total Fat: 4.5g (7% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (18% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 90mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup mild molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in small bowl.

BEAT sugar, butter, molasses and egg in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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