Rich and decadent chocolate cookies loaded with chocolate AND butterscotch chips!
Wounded hearts always seem to long for chocolate, and the one beating in me is no rebel when it comes to this rule. Also, taking an hour or so to actually focus on anything besides what I have been pining over the past few days was certainly beneficial. Double chocolate cookies with butterscotch chips seemed to be just the thing.
Baking is a great way to get your mind off the demands, pressures, and disappointments that can be lurking around in your head, and I find immeasurable comfort in knowing if I follow the directions and measure everything correctly, the outcome will be exactly what I hoped for. I struggle with life not being that way. Luckily, these cookies did not disappoint.
They turned out crispy, rich and moist, with an added flavor bonus of the butterscotch chips. I love the distinctive and different flavor that butterscotch added, but feel free to use chocolate or white chocolate chips if butterscotch doesn’t do it for you.
This recipe made a ton of cookies, which I enjoy since I like to gift them to random friends, but feel free to half the recipe if you want a smaller batch. Make these to cheer up yourself, or someone you love! They don’t cure a broken heart, but they do taste amazing and will bring some joy to those taste buds of yours! Nestle some ice cream between two cookies if you are feeling extra indulgent. Or curl up to a good romance movie with a few glasses of wine and these cookies close by. Or do both.
↑ I totally did both.
Double Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt (kosher or finely ground sea salt will work)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). In a medium sized bowl add the flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda; whisk well to combine and set aside. In a large bowl using a handheld electric beater, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and vanilla together on medium-speed until smooth and creamy. Add in both sugars and beat until light and fluffy; about 2 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Drop 2 tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the prepared sheet, leaving 1" between each cookies for spreading. Bake for 9- 12 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the edges are set and centers look just slightly underdone. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
2 tablespoons of cornstarch?? Just seems like slot but I’m definitely trying this recipe.
Orite, thanks for the reply! I look forward to trying these out and hope I manage to do a decent job and have mine turn out like yours! 🙂
Oh shoot. I just remembered right now. Did you cream the butter and sugars in a stand mixer? Or did you stir it like the recipe says? Asking because I never stir it by hand and want to make sure before I make another chocolatey mess-up.
I just stirred by hand!
I’ve been on the hunt for a really nice Double Chocolate Chip cookie recipe, one that doesn’t include melted chocolate since mine spread out and don’t look great. I was looking for picture proof of the fact that Cathy Lowe’s recipe is indeed great, and yours are seriously impressive!
You didn’t need to chill the dough before scooping it out, right? Sadly I had another question and got distracted and can’t remember it for the life of me…
I didn’t chill the dough, but it could be chilled for sure. xx
How many cookies does this recipe make?
I made about 30! But I always nibble on the dough…
Well, I ended up making them before your response, and I made about four dozen. I loved them, by the way!
sheila @ Elements says
Now that’s my type of cookie!! Goodness…I sure do love butterscotch, but I never made any butterscotch cookies before. I’m wondering why not after seeing your pictures! 🙂
Lucy @ The Sweet Touch says
Aww, there is nothing like a good cookie to sooth the soul. Hope you are feeling better, I’m sure the cookies helped!
Thanks Lucy! Cookies always help!