Butterscotch Cookies

This butterscotch cookies recipe makes cookies that are chewy and loaded with M&Ms chocolate candies and butterscotch chips.These chocolate butterscotch cookies taste amazing warmed up, too. Get your milk ready!
stack of chewy butterscotch cookies on a white platee


I nearly died of excitement when I saw butterscotch m&m's at the store. I knew immediately that they would be making an appearance in a recipe for butterscotch cookies. I love this cookie recipe so much. I have a peanut butter butterscotch cookie recipe that's good, but this one is out of this world good.

Firstly, I think the boo-terscotch m&m's are a Halloween thing, so get to the store to buy them. I found mine at Target. I don't think I have come across them at any other store, but I wasn't really looking since I had already got a few bags. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know this though. I try post some exciting stories on there on the weekends. I have a pretty boring weekday life which I *think* is pretty normal.

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stack of homemade Butterscotch Cookies on a plate with a tall glass of milk behind it

If you can't find the butterscotch m&m's, you can use any of the other M&M varieties that are out. You can also just leave them out totally, or double the butterscotch chips. The recipe is pretty flexible, which I love.

Halloween is coming on so fast. This last weekend I got my decorations up. We still need to carve our pumpkins. Lucian doesn't especially love digging in the pumpkin guts. He gets all freaked out by it. I normally dig them out and then spend far too much time getting creative on the carving. The more advanced the carving, the better. I like a good challenge and being able to put my artsy fartsy skills to work.

a white plate stacked high with butterscotch M&M cookies next to a glass of milk

Wesly is currently sitting on the floor working on building an x-wing fighter to go with our son's x-wing fighter pilot costume. I thought this year we were going to get out of it easy. Surprise! The hubby and son thought differently! Each year we build Lucian a fancy costume to sport around town. Then we go to the costume contest at the school and try to win prizes for best costume. Last year I was an incredibly sore loser. I gave stink eyes and did a little trash talking (to my husband) because we only got second place. I'm fully invested, if you couldn't tell.

How to Make Chewy Butterscotch Cookies:

A stack of butterscotch cookies on a white plate.

Butterscotch Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 25 cookies
Calories 193 kcal


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butterscotch m&ms
  • 1 ¼ cups butterscotch chips


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until the cookie dough comes together into a ball.
  • Stir in the butterscotch chips and m&m's until thoroughly mixed in.
  • Scoop the cookie dough and place on the prepared cookie sheet. I normally place 3 rows of 3.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.


Calories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 150mgPotassium: 31mgSugar: 19gVitamin A: 250IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.6mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

a plate with a stack of chewy homemade cookies loaded with butterscotch chips and butterscotch m&ms.

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  1. Finally, someone who was as excited as I was about the BOO-terscotch M&Ms! I don't know why I didn't think to try this, but I'm SO glad you did! 🙂 Love these!

  2. They look so delicious. I'm going to make these as small giveaway packs for Christmas at work and also the the kids' school. I can't wait to make them.

  3. Miranda, this stack of cookies is seriously making me faint right now. So gorgeous, so tasty-looking, so sweet-tooth inspiring! Ha. Love this!

  4. I didn't even know butterscotch m&ms existed?! Have I been under a rock?! LOL I need these cookies in my life!

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