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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.

Butterscotch Cake Mix 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

2 eggs

1 bag (11 ounces) butterscotch chips, about 1 ½ cups


  1. 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.

  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350º F. Set out nonstick baking sheets or line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  4. Use an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays, 2 inches apart.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 rise.

  • 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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