Peanut Butter Cookies with Butterscotch Bits

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Butterscotch Bits

Photo: John Montana; Styling: Lynn Miller

Crisscrossed fork marks and all, these cookies are just like Mom made, with the addition of yummy butterscotch morsels for extra flavor and a sweet crunch.

Worthy of a special occasion

Yield: About 2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)
Cost per Serving: $.24

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Recipe Time

Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 241
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 207mg
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  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour $
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt $
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature $
  • 1 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter (not "all natural") $
  • 1 cup sugar $
  • 1 large egg $
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 11-oz. package butterscotch morsels


  • 1. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
  • 2. Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating to blend. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and butterscotch morsels. Form into a large disk and wrap in plastic. Chill for 2 hours or overnight.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 375°F; line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Use hands to form dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place balls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Using a fork, press balls flat, then press again to form a crisscross pattern. Bake cookies until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool on sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
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