Buttery Butterscotch Cut-Outs
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Buttery Butterscotch Cut-Outs

These butterscotch cookies are perfect holiday cookies for decorating and have melted butterscotch chips baked right in.

1 hr
02 hrs 35 min


1 cup butterscotch-flavored chips

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons vanilla


Decorator sugars, if desired

Frosting, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butterscotch chips in 1-quart saucepan over low heat 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly, until smooth. Pour mixture into large bowl; add all remaining ingredients except decorator sugars and frosting. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorator sugars, if desired.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 5-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely; decorate with frosting, if desired.


5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
13Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 17, 2016

These are our favorite!! We make them every year!!

— says Lauren
  December 06, 2014

I too ripped this recipe out of a magazine in 1993 and have been making it every Christmas since then. Yes the dough is sticky even after chilling. I find keeping the dough in the fridge and just rolling out a small amount with plenty of flour is easier. Adding more flour makes the cookie tougher and not as good.

— says Kristie
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