Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chippers

Butterscotch peanut butter cookies stacked on a blue plate.

These Peanut Butter Butterscotch cookies may have changed my life forever, no joke. It all started a couple weeks ago when Amanda and I were cruising around San Diego and popped into the famous “Spread” Restaurant. It has been featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network and now I completely see why! They specialize in making their own creative gourmet peanut butter spreads that are beyond your wildest imagination 🙂  I would never believed it until I took my first spoonful. It was all over from there. I chose the butterscotch gourmet peanut butter spread and the white chocolate pretzel….swoon!

A jar of butterscotch peanut butter spread.

Here’s the cute little container. This little baby will cost you $10, but worth every lick. So, here’s why my cookie was created. I did NOT use this spread in my peanut butter cookies, but put my own ingredients in. I had to have the whole tub to myself 🙂

Side by side images of butterscotch chips melted in a double boiler.

Start by melting butterscotch chips over a double broiler until melted.

Butter and sugar creamed together in a metal stand mixer.

Cream your butter and sugars.

Peanut butter and melted butterscotch chips are added into the stand mixer with butter and sugar.

Add your melted butterscotch chips and Peanut Butter 🙂

An egg is added into the stand mixer with the peanut butter cookie ingredients.

Add your egg and mix it up!

Flour is added into a stand mixer with peanut butter cookie ingredients.

Now time for your dry ingredients.

Peanut butter cookie dough ready to roll in a bowl full of sugar.

Roll each scoop of cookie dough into sugar.

Peanut butter cookie dough balls lined up on a silicone baking mat.

Place onto a cookie sheet and time to bake. 9-11 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Side by side images of peanut butter cookies next to a glass of milk, and stacked on a blue plate.

No kidding, my favorite cookie to date! Enjoy!

Butterscotch peanut butter cookies stacked on a blue plate, with a glass of milk and more cookies in the background.

Butterscotch peanut butter cookies stacked on a blue plate.

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cookies

This easy cookie recipe is sweet and buttery perfection! Made with soft and chewy peanut butter cookies filled with butterscotch chips.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 48
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup melted butterscotch chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Melt butterscotch chips over a double boiler until melted.
  • Add melted butterscotch chips and peanut butter to beaten butter and sugars.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Place flour, baking soda and salt in bowl; mix to combine. 
  • Add to wet ingredients until just combined then pour in butterscotch chips. 
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough, roll in sugar then place onto baking sheet. Press tops with tines of a fork if desired. I did it both ways and both are great. 
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are cooked through. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: best peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cookie recipe, peanut butter cookies


Happy Baking! Come back soon 🙂

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83 Responses
  1. Diana

    These are in the oven–YUM!! Found some butterscotch chips on a good sale and I’m glad I found your recipe. I didn’t roll them in sugar or flatten them–I just cookie-scooped them directly onto a parchment lined pan. I liked the shape they took better that way. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. mary mcintosh

    I just got done making your receipe for the first time. They came out just like the pic and are absolutely delicious! I see why they are your new favorites! Thanks so much for sharing and happy baking!


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  4. Rhonda

    OMG! If there is life after death, please let there be peanut butter and butterscotch in heaven! I made a double batch for my first try because your pics looked scrumptious. I added a couple things to the recipe, 2 tablespoons of milk (because it is in my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and milk just goes with everything), 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar ( shhhhh, secret cookie ingredient for the thin cracked outer shell and moist center) and added half butterscotch half peanut butter chips at the end. These are picture perfect, no joke. I heard the hallelujah chorus in my head upon savoring the first bite. My 6 y.o. and I love peanut butter and butterscotch and was truly lucky to stumble upon both in this fantastic recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. I always bake a batch and freeze the dough for future…However this time, baked the double batch all at once. I know these are going to disappear fast!

  5. Jen

    Usually every cookie I have must include chocolate, but I saw this recipe & decided to give it a whirl-delicious!! Definitely keeping this one!

  6. Liz

    I made these cookies yesterday, my husband is a butterscotch fanatic but doesn’t like oatmeal which most butterscotch cookies call for. These were a big hit with him, thanks for the recipe!

  7. Laura

    Hi! I made these cookies the other night for some friends. The flavor was WONDERFUL (unlike any other cookies -honest!), but the texture was a bit crumbly. I found it unique with one stick of butter and one egg. And adding the thick peanut butter and melted butterscotch, it made them not very moist. I followed the recipe closely and followed directions!

    Anyone else have this problem? What did I do? :/

  8. Lorna

    Just made these! I love butterscotch and I love peanut butter, but together…I just didn’t know what to expect. They are absolutely amazing! If you like peanut butter cookies – these are a must!

    The only thing I did differently was I added more butterscotch chips. After adding the 1 cup of butterscotch chips (the unmelted ones), I then added another whole bag. Totally awesome!

    Thanks for another great recipe!

  9. gabby

    Love your super yummy recipes!! These are in the oven as I type. My hubby already licked the beaters and was happy 🙂

  10. Kelli R

    Just made these today and they are seriously the best peanut butter cookie I have ever eaten!! The only change I made was to add peanut butter chips at the end instead of the additional butterscotch chips. They were amazing but very dangerous as they are so addicting!!

    1. Jenny

      So glad you enjoyed the cookies Kelli! These are by far one of my top 3 favorite cookies….hands down. Love hearing about others who love them too 🙂

  11. K

    I made a batch of these this afternoon for a Super Bowl party for the students where I teach. I added a bit of the peanut butter to the butterscotch chips as I was melting them, and it definitely made the chips easier to work with. I used a small cookie scoop to measure the cookies, rolled them into balls, then tossed them in turbinado sugar. They came out beautifully! I immediately packaged them up and sent them to the party, but did keep two for myself. I’ll definitely make these again!

  12. Megan

    Hi Jenny,

    I just made these cookies, and they’re fabulous. I so enjoy all of your baking recipes. I always get excited when there’s a new one up! I just moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane and don’t know anyone, so these cookies are going to my apartment’s night guard! Ha! Have you ever considered creating any vegan baking recipes? It’s actually quite fun to experiment. I would LOVE to see what you might come up with. Thank you again for this fabulous recipe (and blog!). Keep ’em coming!

  13. Susan Buentello

    I had to come back and leave a comment here about these cookies. I made them yesterday, and while they were good, I wasn’t completely blown away. But today–today!! These are one of the rare exceptions to cookies-taste-best-warm. These definitely taste better the next day, when completely cold. I now can’t stop eating them.

  14. janelle

    WOW! I believe you weren’t kidding when you said these changed your life. I think I may have found my new favorite cookie! We’re having a snow day and I was thinking of making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but really wanted more of a peanut butter flavor. This was a happy accident because I found your blog while looking for a totally different dinner recipe for tonight.

    They’re so good I ate three of them right away, and now I want to deliver them around the city to brighten people’s day!

  15. Kris

    I made these a few days ago as soon as I saw the pictures. They turned out great. These are now my new favorite cookie. Thanks!

  16. Emily

    I made these this weekend and they were so good!! Definately will be making them again! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Shanna

    I made these this weekend. Very good, excellent dough, easy to work with, easy recipe to follow (yours always are!)

    For my tastes, they’re a bit sweet. I wonder if I used a cheapo PB that has less sugar if I might be able to get more into them. Or maybe add in roasted peanuts instead of the whole chips, that extra salt might tweak it enough for me.

    Also, I made them as a bar cookie, spread very thin in an 18 x 24 in pan. Totally worked!

  18. Lauren @ Hungry Dancer

    I need to try this Spread place!! I’m looking at their flavors online and swooning!! Those cookies look delicious!

  19. Lisa Y.

    I try new cookie recipes all the time, and this one really stood out. I followed the recipe to a T and they came out perfect. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. 🙂

  20. Amanda

    I made these 2 days ago and they are fantastic! (I also made your oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies the same night) Rolling the dough in sugar before baking adds an extra tasty touch. These will definitely be in the regular rotation. They are heavenly 🙂

  21. Carol

    Literally salivating just looking at the pictures. My bookmarked, Cooking/Recipes, section is growing by leaps and bounds. My hips will, too. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Katrina

    We just made these tonight!!! YUMMO!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    For some reason, butterscotch has been calling my name even though I am not usually a fan! MUST BE THE PREGNANCY HORMONES!!!

  23. Connie Pruitt

    I made these today for my husband to take to work tonight. They are having a going away party for a co-worker. We loved them. Thanks so much!

  24. I Amy at TheSceneFromMe

    Ok, so I just hit the send button on my order from SPREAD. Over $80 worth! I am going to be on a peanut butter high when these babies arrive in the mail next week! I can’t wait to taste all the wonderful flavors! Thank you Jenny for letting us all know if this great gem 🙂

  25. andi

    I made these cookies last night and they are AMAZING! I was thinking that next time I might add peanut butter chips as well! Very easy recipe, thank you for sharing as always!

  26. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Thats so funny, when I first saw the tiny container I thought – no way did she dump that into the cookies!! “Spread” sounds like an AWESOME place. PB is one of my all time favorite foods – next time I am down that way I will look for it. Thanks for some great cookies girl! xo

  27. Ari @ ThE DiVa DiSh

    I am going to Spread ASAP =] those cookies look delish! butterscotch and PB sounds like a Brilliant Combo!

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