Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies: Just 4 Ingredients
Recipe adapted from
The Frugal Girls
Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies are so fast and easy to make
that you might feel you’re cheating.
Don’t let that stop you from making them. What defines a
homemade cookie is that it is made at home – with your TLC. This cookie recipe
makes that process simple. The cake mix saves you the steps of measuring and
mixing. The recipe’s four ingredients come together in just a few minutes.
But as well as being simple to make, these cookies can be
addictive. Typically butterscotch candies stand on their own by featuring their
signature flavor combination of butter and brown sugar. Here the butterscotch
chips are a flavorful surprise. The chips take center stage, one normally
reserved for chocolate chips in cookies.
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Bake time: 8-10 minutes
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
1 package (16 - 18 ounces) yellow cake mix, like Betty
Crocker® Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
½ cup vegetable oil
1 bag (11 ounces) butterscotch chips, about 1 ½ cups
- In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer on low speed,
combine cake mix, oil, and eggs together until dry cake mix particles have been
absorbed. Increase speed to medium and beat for one minute until dough is well
blended. Stir in butterscotch chips.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Set out nonstick baking sheets or
line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Use an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to drop rounded
teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays, 2 inches apart.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to
turn golden brown. Remove baking sheets from the oven. Allow cookies to sit for
at least 5 minutes until firm. Use a spatula to remove cookies from the baking
sheets to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store cookies in an airtight container.
Special Baking Tips for
Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies
- You can choose to mix the cookie dough with a large spoon rather
than hauling out the electric mixer. Just make sure that once the cake mix’s
dry particles are absorbed that you use about 50 strokes to beat the dough
together. Mixing activates the gluten in the flour, allowing the cookies to
- Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies are very soft and moist. Make
sure you allow cookies to cool before removing them from the baking sheet to
the wire cooling rack or they will fall apart.
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