Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 9 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 60 cookies (5 dozen)


Butterscotch morsels add their sweet creaminess to this classic gingerbread cookie. The ultimate treat, warm from the oven with a glass of cold milk.


  • 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


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.

Irresistible Cookies!

by S. Sherry , Detroit, MI on Dec. 2010

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

good variation of gingerbread

by J. Jody , Waynesville, OH on Nov. 2009

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.

Hmm, Hmmm Delicious!!

by H. Heather , Beavercreek, OH on Aug. 2009

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.

Gingerbread cookies without a rolling pin!

by N. Norma , Blooming Glen, PA on Mar. 2009

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.

Loved by all!

by L. Lena , Franklin Park, NJ on Jan. 2009

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!

makes more than 24

by D. DEB , North Tonawanda, NY on Jan. 2009

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

Gingerbread Butterscotch cookies

by B. Betty , Middeboro, MA on Dec. 2008

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


by W. WENDY , Windham, ME on Dec. 2008

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

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

by C. Carolyn , Norwalk, OH on Dec. 2008

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

On everyones Christmas List

by E. Eileen , CHESTER, MD on Dec. 2008

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.