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Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

These easy Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies are loaded with classic holiday flavor. They are warmed with molasses, cinnamon, and ginger and the sweet, nostalgic flavor of butterscotch.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
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Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 60
Calories: 98kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • cup molasses (like Grandma's Original Unsulphured Molasses)
  • 11 ounces butterscotch baking chips like Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Flavored Morsels


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, egg and molasses until creamy. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until well blended. Use a spoon to stir in the morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto parchment paper lined or  ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg