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Big-Batch Butterscotch Cookies

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"My mom and I perfected this recipe years ago. We get rave reviews on these crowd-pleasing cookies."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 120 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Transfer to a larger bowl if necessary. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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Most helpful positive review

This is a great, simple brown sugar cookie. BUT, for a chewier cookie, I melt the butter instead of creaming. (This rule goes for all cookies that you want chewiness from - molasses, chocolate c...

Most helpful critical review

I ignored my gut and didn't add any salt to this recipe and I really should have. I know it would have enhanced the flavor and brought out more sweetness. I even melted and browned the butter to...

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This is a great, simple brown sugar cookie. BUT, for a chewier cookie, I melt the butter instead of creaming. (This rule goes for all cookies that you want chewiness from - molasses, chocolate c...

Great recipe! I'm not a huge fan of butterscotch cookies, but my husband is and he just loved them (as if the look on his face wasn't evidence enough). I cut the recipe in half and used one wh...

This does make a LOT of cookie dough! I added a bag of butterscotch chips, and about a cup of chopped pecans as others have suggested. When I saw how much dough the recipe makes, I thought I wou...

great cookies. I just finished getting the last batch out of the oven. I tried one after it had cooled...ended up having a couple more before I was done baking them all. I was looking to give co...

In reviewing this recipe I didn't see much in the way of butterscotch going on here, so rather than struggle to make this cookie live up to its name I just worked with what I believed to be a ni...

Great recipe. Add butterscotch chips makes them even more tempting.

This does make a huge batch. I took half of the batch and baked per directions, and the other half I added a bag of butterscotch chips. My father loves butterscotch and he loved these cookies!

Absolutely delicious! They turned out perfect and beautiful. I had lost my favorite old time butterscotch cookie recipe and was looking for a replacement. This worked great and the cookies are j...

I ignored my gut and didn't add any salt to this recipe and I really should have. I know it would have enhanced the flavor and brought out more sweetness. I even melted and browned the butter to...