Mouth-watering Choco-Scotch Cookies recipe for you

Friends, are you ready for a sweet indulgence that will leave you craving for more? Look no further than my Choco-Scotch Cookies Recipe! As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I’ve taken the beloved flavors of shortbread cookies and elevated them to a whole new level with chocolate and butterscotch chips. Trust me when I say that these cookies will be your new go-to dessert for any occasion.

Picture this – a cookie that is crispy on the outside, yet chewy on the inside, with flavorful bursts of chocolate and butterscotch. It’s the perfect combination of classic British flavors with an American twist. And let’s not forget about the added crunch factor from the rice krispies.

You may be thinking “I’ve had chocolate chip cookies before, what makes these any different?” Well, my friend, these aren’t your average chocolate chip cookies. These are Choco-Scotch Cookies – a unique blend of ingredients that come together to create a flavor profile that is simply irresistible.

So come join me in the kitchen as we make these delectable treats together. Trust me, once you try these cookies, you’ll never go back to plain old chocolate chip again.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Choco-Scotch Cookies
Choco-Scotch Cookies

Are you looking for a recipe that perfectly blends the delicious flavors of chocolate and butterscotch? Look no further than this Choco-Scotch Cookies recipe.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I always aim to create recipes that are both savory and sweet. These cookies are no exception. The combination of the rich chocolate chips and sweet butterscotch chips creates an unforgettable flavor that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Not only are these cookies addictive in flavor, they are also easy to make with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. From all-purpose flour to brown sugar, these ingredients combine to create a cookie that is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

And if you’re looking to switch things up, this recipe provides room for substitutions and variations such as adding in Rice Krispies or peanut butter for an extra crunch or swapping out the chocolate chips for cocoa powder to create a rich and decadent treat.

Overall, whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, these Choco-Scotch Cookies are perfect for any occasion and will quickly become a staple in your recipe collection.

Ingredient List

 These Choco-Scotch cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
These Choco-Scotch cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Let’s dive into the ingredients we will need to make these delicious Choco-Scotch Cookies. You will most likely have most of them in your pantry already! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened salted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips, divided
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • Optional: 1 cup Rice Krispies

Make sure to double-check your pantry for each ingredient before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 With each bite of these cookies, you'll get a burst of chocolate and a hint of scotch.
With each bite of these cookies, you’ll get a burst of chocolate and a hint of scotch.

Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter – the Choco-Scotch Cookies Recipe itself. This recipe yields about 24 chocolate butterscotch cookies. You will need a few utensils for this recipe: a cookie sheet, parchment paper or a silicone mat, an electric mixer, and measuring cups and spoons.


The ingredients you will need are as follows:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of salted butter, softened (3 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of choco scotch (a mix of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and rice krispies)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In another mixing bowl using an electric mixer set at medium speed beat the butter until creamy.
  4. Add in the sugars and beat until fully incorporated.
  5. Add in the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla extract.
  6. Next gradually add in the flour mixture; continue beating on low speed while scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl until fully mixed in.
  7. Stir in choco scotch by hand.


  1. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop drop balls walnut-sized dough onto prepared baking sheet spacing them out about an inch apart.
  3. Bake them in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Once done, leave the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

And voila! You now have created a beautiful batch of choco scotch cookies that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Substitutions and Variations

 Bake these cookies to impress your guests or as a special treat for yourself!
Bake these cookies to impress your guests or as a special treat for yourself!

Are you feeling experimental? Here are some substitutions and variations to try with the Choco-Scotch Cookies recipe.

Firstly, let’s talk about the chocolate chips. You can use any type of chocolate chips for this recipe – semisweet, milk, or even white chocolate if you’re feeling adventurous. If you want to avoid store-bought chocolate chips altogether, chop up a bar of your favorite chocolate into small chunks and substitute those in instead. Alternatively, you could also use peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips to change the flavor profile of the cookies.

Additionally, if you don’t have all-purpose flour on hand, feel free to use maida heatter’s rice krispies or cake mix in place of it. Just be sure to adjust the amount of salt and baking soda accordingly.

Furthermore, for an extra cinnamon kick, try adding a teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients. This will give your cookies a cozy and warming flavor that is perfect for enjoying during the colder months.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a no-bake version of this recipe, simply make some whipped shortbread cookies instead! These cookies only require powdered sugar, butter, and flour 1:2:3 ratio respectively mixed together using an electric mixer on medium speed until they are light and fluffy. Fold in some chocolate chips and butterscotch morsels before spooning the mixture onto a baking sheet to bake at 325-350°F for around 12-15 minutes until they start to turn golden brown at the edges.

With these substitutions and variations, there’s no excuse not to get creative in the kitchen and customize this recipe to suit your taste buds. Don’t be afraid to experiment – after all, that’s what cooking is all about!

Serving and Pairing

 One of the best parts about making these cookies is the dough - it's safe and delicious raw.
One of the best parts about making these cookies is the dough – it’s safe and delicious raw.

Now that you’ve made a batch of delectable Choco-Scotch Cookies, it’s time to indulge in their rich, buttery goodness. These cookies pair well with a glass of creamy milk or a hot cup of tea, making them the perfect sweet treat for both children and adults.

For an extra decadent dessert, try serving your cookies alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The contrasting temperatures and textures create an irresistible combination that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

If you’re feeling adventurous, consider experimenting with different flavor combinations. For a salty-sweet twist, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon on top before baking. Or, add some crunch by mixing in some rice krispies or chopped peanuts. The possibilities are endless, making these Choco-Scotch Cookies a versatile and crowd-pleasing dessert option.

And the best part? These cookies can be enjoyed at any time of day – whether as an afternoon snack, a post-dinner treat, or even as part of a breakfast spread (we won’t judge!). So go ahead and get creative with your serving and pairing options – one thing is for sure: these Choco-Scotch Cookies are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Pop these cookies in the oven for a warm and gooey dessert that'll make your mouth water.
Pop these cookies in the oven for a warm and gooey dessert that’ll make your mouth water.

Choco-Scotch Cookies are the perfect make-ahead treat! If you’re like me, you enjoy having a sweet snack tucked away for when those cravings hit. Lucky for us, this cookie recipe can be made in advance and stored for later munching.

To make ahead, prepare the dough and shape them into small balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer until they are firm. Once frozen, transfer the cookie dough balls into a resealable plastic bag, label it with the date and flavor, then put it back in the freezer.

When you’re ready to bake a batch (or two), preheat the oven and remove as many frozen cookie dough balls as you need. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then pop them in the oven and bake as directed.

If you have leftover baked cookies, here’s how to store them so you can enjoy them later: Place completely cooled cookies in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag with a slice of bread or two. The bread will help keep the cookies soft and chewy by adding moisture. You can also add a layer of parchment paper between each cookie to keep them from sticking together. Store at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Reheating these cookies is easy! Simply microwave one or two at a time for 5-10 seconds to warm them up. This will give you that delicious fresh-out-of-the-oven taste.

With make-ahead tips like these, these Choco-Scotch Cookies will become your new go-to treat for any occasion.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These cookies are incredibly easy to make, so they're perfect for beginners or those short on time.
These cookies are incredibly easy to make, so they’re perfect for beginners or those short on time.

As a British cuisine chef, I’m always looking for ways to elevate classic recipes. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results when making choco-scotch cookies:

1. Properly Measure Your Ingredients: Accurate measurements are the key to any successful recipe. Use measuring cups and spoons when measuring ingredients, especially flour, to ensure your cookies turn out just right.

2. Don’t Over-Mix the Dough: Over-mixing can cause the gluten in the flour to develop too much, resulting in tough cookies. Mix until just combined and then stop.

3. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: When making choco-scotch cookies, it’s important that all of your ingredients are at room temperature for even mixing.

4. Keep an Eye on Your Oven: It’s essential to keep an eye on the oven timer and pull the cookies from the oven at exactly the recommended time to avoid undercooking or overcooking them.

5. Chill The Dough Before Baking: Chilling your dough before baking will help prevent spreading and will allow the flavors to blend together more fully.

6. Swap Out In some of the Chocolate Chips With Butterscotch Chips: Add butterscotch chips by simply mixing them with the chocolate chips or replace some of the chocolate chips with butterscotch morsels for a more unique taste.

7. Add Rice Krispies For Extra Crunch: Adding rice krispies can give your cookies extra crunchiness for an interesting texture.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to achieve delectably perfect batches of Choco-Scotch Cookies every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these choco-scotch cookies are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy anytime, anywhere. With just the right balance of chocolate and butterscotch flavors, the recipe’s unique twist on traditional shortbread will make your taste buds dance with joy. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, these cookies are an easy and delicious option that can be tailored to fit a variety of tastes and preferences.

So why not give this choco-scotch cookies recipe a try? Not only will you impress your family and friends with a scrumptious dessert, but you’ll also unleash your creativity in the kitchen by experimenting with different variations and substitutions. Trust me, once you’ve had a taste of these delectable treats, you’ll be hooked for life!

Remember, baking is all about having fun and getting creative. Don’t be afraid to try new things and see where your imagination takes you. So grab your ingredients and get started on this choco-scotch cookies recipe today. Your taste buds will thank you!

Choco-Scotch Cookies

Choco-Scotch Cookies Recipe

Also called "Freezer Cookies" or "Brad Cookies" A friend likes them so much he helped us move into our new house in exchange for an entire batch of these - best deal I ever made!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies, For Large Groups, Potluck
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 6 dozen
Calories 125.6kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 (11 -12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (11 -12 ounce) bag butterscotch chips


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until just combined but a small bit of flour remains.
  • Add chips and stir until incorporated and remaining flour is combined.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or lined (I use a Silpat) baking sheet about 2 inches apart and bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool 1-2 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • I recommend storing in the freezer if keeping more than 2 days - place a frozen cookie in the micro for 15-20 seconds to get that fresh from the oven softness and melted chocolate experience.


Serving: 27g | Calories: 125.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.2g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 15.3mg | Sodium: 92.6mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 11.2g

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