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Butterscotch Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Butterscotch Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white plate

Recently, we had quite a snow day here. Several inches of snow and harsh winds meant that we stuck close to home all day. Those kinds of days are perfect for a little baking project. I love snowy weather, and it’s made even better with some homemade treats.

Making use of the ingredients in my kitchen yielded these Butterscotch Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are a fantastic twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies. The sweetness of the butterscotch and the crunchiness of the peanuts are perfect companions to the always welcomed chocolate chips.

overhead view of Butterscotch Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies on a wire cooling rack

I’m usually a bit hesitant to share recipes that use butterscotch chips for one really big reason. Not all butterscotch chips are created equally. Sure, that’s true of pretty much everything, but I seem find more disparity among butterscotch chips. Maybe that’s just me, but I encourage you to find a brand that tastes good to you. (Personally, I like Guittard.)

Of course, you can always substitute another flavor for the butterscotch chips. How about peanut butter chips, caramel bits, or more chocolate? These cookies are infinitely adaptable to your tastes or to what you have on-hand.

pile of Butterscotch Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white plate

Don’t wait for a snow day to bake a batch of these tasty cookies. Take any excuse you can! What better way to turn any old day into a special one than with a batch of homemade cookies?

And, don’t forget that you can freeze the cookie dough for later so that you can enjoy freshly baked cookies any time!

Find more cookie recipes in the Recipe Index.

Butterscotch Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield about 40 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes

These sweet, nutty Butterscotch Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies feature an irresistible delicious combination of flavors!

These sweet, nutty Butterscotch Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies are such a crowd-pleaser. The combination of flavors is just perfect! - Bake or Break


  • 3 cups (360g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 & 1/4 cups (250g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125g) chopped peanuts
  • 3/4 cup (127g) butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup (127g) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, and mix just until combined.
  5. Stir in the peanuts, butterscotch chips, and chocolate chips.
  6. Drop the dough by 2-tablespoon portions onto the prepared pans. Flatten the top of each cookie slightly.
  7. Bake, one pan at a time, 12 to 14 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
  8. Cool the cookies on the pan for 5 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to continue cooling.


Keep the dough refrigerated between baking batches.

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    4 Comments on “Butterscotch Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Would it be possible to add oatmeal to these,if so ,how?

  2. Jennifer, thanks for yet another wonderful recipe. These cookies are absolutely delicious and super easy to make.

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