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Crispy Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

Crispy Butterscotch Cookies

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"Butterscotch chip cookies with crispy rice cereal!"

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Original recipe makes 3 1/2 dozen Change Servings


  1. In large bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add flour, salt, and baking soda, mixing well. Stir in cereal and butterscotch chips.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove cookies to cool on racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 30, 2013

Note: The five star rating, just as I had suspected when I made these, is Hubs,' not mine. These cookies are light and crispy, but ungodly sweet because of the butterscotch chips - right up his alley! He liked these sooo much that they've even taken over his first place Oatmeal Scotchies, which have been his favorite for at least 20 years. Reducing the sugar in the recipe as some reviewers have done, is NOT going to make these less sweet but might, in fact, change the quality of the dough, which is perfect. I personally couldn't stand these, but then I don't care for butterscotch chips - but I will look forward to making this same cookie with semi-sweet chocolate chips because I think they'll be awesome good! In the meantime, Hubs has had four of these immediately after supper, which he never does...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 13, 2010

I really LOVE the Oatmeal Scotchies, but I saw this and since I also LOVE anything with rice crispies in it, I though.... Oh yeah, this is gonna be the bomb. Well, it bombed out at my house. THe rice krispies gave it a chewiness that was not at all pleasant, it made it seem as if they were stale, even fresh out of the oven. Our family will stick with the scotchies, they ARE the bomb! By the way, we followed recipe exactly.


63 Ratings

Dec 17, 2002

Perfect! This cookie is just what I was looking for - crispy, chewy and sweet. 12 minutes was plenty of time for my oven; make sure they aren't overcooked because they easily become too crunchy .

Aug 14, 2007

This was a great husband loves bitterscotch chips and I love the cookie batter without brown was crisp, sweet and slightly salty. I tried the recipe the next day but added white chocolate adn craisins instead! Yum!

Jan 18, 2011

Deliciously light and airy! Made some changes: decreased sugar to 2/3 cup, baking time of 10 minutes, decreased chips to 1/2 cup

Aug 29, 2002

This recipe is great. Any time I bring it to parties everyone always wants the recipe. I add 1/2 toffee chips with the rest of the ingredients. This is a big hit!!!!!!!!

Oct 11, 2011

Delicious and pretty easy to make, too! Makes a good sized batch.

Apr 08, 2011

We love these! They are very different (in a VERY good way) with the crisp rice cereal. I have and will continue to make often. I love how the butterscotch chips crisp to like a hard candy for a tasty candy crunch. YUMMY!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 190 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 142 mg
  • 6%

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

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