Brown Butter Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chip Cookies


Have I mentioned I’m obsessed with brown butter cookies? If you’ve been religiously reading my posts (Nicole) you would know that I am. If you’re stumbling upon my web site for the first time, I’ll give you one piece of advice that will make your life so much better: try one of my brown butter cookie recipes. They will change your life.

Peanut butter and butterscotch make a great combo — especially in a brown butter cookie.


  • 4 sticks butter
  • 2 c. natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 c. light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 T. vanilla
  • 4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two baking sheets and set aside.
  2. In a medium-size pan, heat butter over medium-low heat, swirling the butter in the pan over the heat.
  3. Cook the butter continuing to swirl the butter around in the pan. The butter will foam and then slowly settle. The butter should be turning a golden color and you’ll see specks of brown forming. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Allow liquids to cool to room temperature then add the eggs, whisking to combine.
  5. In a large bowl mix together the flour, powdered sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Add liquids to the flour and mix well. Add peanut butter chips and stir until well combined.
  6. Using a small spoon or scooper, scoop out the dough and place cookies about one inch apart on the greased baking sheets. Bake for 8 minutes or until the cookies are light brown. Set on wire racks to cool.
Recipe rating: SAM_5140

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