Easy Recipe to Make Tasty Cherry Butterscotch Cookies

It’s time to start baking some amazing treats for the holiday season! Try out these delicious cherry butterscotch cookies today!

Plate of cookies with cherry in the center

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Baking cookies is one of the most nostalgic memories from my childhood. My mom aced the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies on the back of Crisco cans when I was a kid. Every time we had a holiday party at school, my mom was nominated to provide the cookies because they were so loved. My own children love when she brings them, too!

Personally, my chocolate chip cookies can’t live up to hers. Hopefully I’ll eventually find that perfect technique on baking them! On a positive note, my kids do love other types of cookies that I make, including these Cherry Butterscotch Cookies. These are tasty any time of the year, but it seems like this one is made more often during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.

Cookies cooling on a rack with a red and white stripe towel nearby

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Softened butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Egg yolk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Corn starch
  • Salt
  • Coconut flakes
  • Butterscotch bits
  • Granulated sugar
  • Candied cherries

How to Make the Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

If using butterscotch chips, place them in a baggie and use a rolling pin or meat tenderizer to crush them into bits.

Cut cherries in half.

Cream butter with an electric mixer, then gradually add powdered sugar, and mix.

Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.

Sift flour, corn starch, and salt together, then blend into the creamed mixture.

Stir in coconut and butterscotch bits.

Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, then flatten with the bottom of a glass, and dip into granulated sugar.

Place sugar side up on a baking sheet, and place one ½ candied cherry in the center.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, remove from oven and allow cookies to cool before removing them from the baking sheet.

Enjoy!

Finished plate and cooling rack of cookies

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Yield: 48 cookies

Cherry Butterscotch Cookies

Plate of cookies with cherry in the center

It's time to start baking some amazing treats for the holiday season! Try out these delicious cherry butterscotch cookies today!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ¾ cup corn starch
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ¾ cup butterscotch bits
  • ¼ - ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 24 candied cherries

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.


    If using butterscotch chips, place them in a baggie and use a rolling pin or meat tenderizer to crush them into bits.


    Cut cherries in half.


    Cream butter with an electric mixer, then gradually add powdered sugar, and mix.


    Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.


    Sift flour, corn starch, and salt together, then blend into the creamed mixture.


    Stir in coconut and butterscotch bits.


    Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, then flatten with the bottom of a glass, and dip into granulated sugar.


    Place sugar side up on a baking sheet, and place one ½ candied cherry in the center.


    Bake for 12-14 minutes, remove from oven and allow cookies to cool before removing them from the baking sheet.

    Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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