Soft Ginger Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Finally. A mash up of my two favorite cookies! 

Soft ginger molasses cookies + Butterscotch Chip cookies = Soft Ginger Butterscotch Dreams on a Plate.


Because sometimes, 2 things are better than 1.

Like with shoes. Earrings. Socks.

Donuts. Headlights. Biscuits. Gloves. Sometimes, more is just better.

This is one of those times.


When I started mixing up the dough for these cookies, I was planning to add in some dark chocolate chips. But we were out of chocolate chips, thanks to all the scone making lately. So I grabbed the next best thing: butterscotch chips. 


I normally use our butterscotch chips in oatmeal cookies (the best!) or on oatmeal for a melty little treat. Ginger cookies may be the best way to use them, though; I’m convinced after tasting these.

Putting these flavors together may be my best idea this year. You’re welcome, 2012.


Ginger Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Makes: 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • Dixie Crystals granulated sugar, for coating the cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter, brown sugar, and molasses together, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix together.
  4. Dump in the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Slowly mix the flour into the butter mixture until all the flour is incorporated.
  5. Fold in the butterscotch chips.
  6. Pour about 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl. Take 1 Tbsp of cookie dough and roll it around in the sugar, coating the entire cookie.
  7. Place the sugar-coated cookie on a baking sheet. Repeat with all the remaining cookies.
  8. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
  9. Once they’re baked, let the cookies sit for a minute on the baking sheet, then move to a cooling rack.

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  1. These cookies sound so delicious Brandi, I love ginger cookies at the moment and even more so with those little nuggets of butterscotch!

  2. These sound soooo tasty!! Love this idea!

  3. Such a fun flavor combination – these cookies sound amazing!

  4. I can definitely see how this flavor combo works so well! YUMMM!
    And I love the idea of the baking it forward! Going to check that out.

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  6. My husband loves ginger cookies…but I have a feeling he would love these even more! Adding this to my Christmas cookies to-bake list. :)

  7. I have a love affair with butterscotch chips. These are a great flavor combo!


  9. Soft ginger cookies are the best! Love that you added butterscotch

  10. I just made Ginger Molasses Cookies. BUT WITHOUT BUTTERSCOTCH CHIPS!
    The horror!! I’ll have to bake another batch with chips and soon! =)

  11. What a great combo! I’m such a ginger fan. I know this would be awesome with butterscotch!

  12. love ginger cookies of all forms but have never tried with butterscotch! remembering this for next time!

  13. These sound amazing, I love the flavors and a soft cookie!

  14. I love gingersnaps but prefer chewy cookies, love this alternative! I’ve never baked with butterscotch chips but this would be a great first ;)

  15. I love ginger cookies, your recipes are so wonderful. I have seen you the 1st time at Dr.Oz show, you have done 3 great recipes, I will be grateful if you kindly inform me with their ingredients and directions.

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  17. pinning..these look so yummy…perfect for Christmas.

  18. what a great idea for the tins! these sound like great cookies, too :)

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  20. What?! Nooo. Butterscotch chips are not the next best thing. Butterscotch chips are the king of all chips. Of all sweets, even.

    Anyway, these look magical. I’m saving this for next year!

  21. These are the best cookies I have ever made. They’re even better two days after – the ginger flavor comes through much more. So good, thank you!

  22. I made these cookies this afternoon and the flavors of ginger, butterscotch and molasses combined with wonderful spices is simply fabulous. I made the cookies smaller for gift giving and this recipe made 66 smaller delicious tea-sized cookies. Baking them in a convection oven for 10-11 minutes did the trick. Thank you for sharing!

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