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Butterscotch Snickerdoodle Cookies stacked up.

Soft and Chewy Butterscotch Snickerdoodles

Soft and Chewy Butterscotch Snickerdoodles - cinnamon and butterscotch are paired perfectly in these soft and chewy snickerdoodles! That's one amazing cookie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butterscotch snickerdoodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 138 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3.5 oz . package vanilla pudding mix or butterscotch pudding for stronger flavor!
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 cup butterscotch chips

!for rolling:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
  4. Add both sugars and cream until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add egg and vanilla and mix on low just until incorporated.
  6. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, pudding mix, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and cinnamon).
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just few times. Add half of the butterscotch chips, reserving the rest for placing on top of cookie dough balls. Mix until all flour mixture is incorporated.
  8. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  9. Scoop the dough with a medium cookie scoop (1 and 1/2 tablespoon size). Roll each scoop in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on a cookie sheet. Place few chips on the ball, pressing gently.
  10. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes (my magic number was 9). Cool cookies for at least 10 minutes on the cookie sheet. Transfer onto a cooling rack.
  11. Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Soft and Chewy Butterscotch Snickerdoodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.