Gingerbread Scotchies

Ready for another Christmas cookie recipe?? Good, because you got one coming to ya!

These Gingerbread Scotchies are what I sent the three lovely ladies I was assigned to for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. When deciding what recipe to make for this fun and festive event, I knew I had to pick a recipe that is appropriate for the holidays, tasty, and unique. While a delicious chocolate chip cookie would almost certainly go over well with 99.9% of people, I wanted to bake something different. There is something about making a new recipe for people to try (and hopefully enjoy!).

I also love combining ingredients that most people wouldn't initially think to put together. My Pumpkin Biscoff Cookies might be my best, unique recipe to date. Have you tried them yet? No? It's never too late! And there is no reason you can't continue making pumpkin cookies after Thanksgiving.

Getting back to these Gingerbread Scotchies, I love the idea of combining a classic gingerbread cookie with butterscotch chips. Spicy cinnamon and ginger paired with rich, buttery can't tell me that doesn't sound downright scrumptious. And the combination is even better than I imagined! These cookies are crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and packed full of delicious flavors. Also, because this recipe calls for brown sugar and molasses, these cookies stay fresh and chewy for days...not that they'll last that long.

If you are looking for a delectable and festive cookie for the holidays, look no further. These Gingerbread Scotchies will go perfectly on any dessert table this season. If you would like more ideas of other delicious cookie recipes, check out the three cookies I received from other bloggers (and promptly devoured):

Hot Chocolate Cookies by Heather's French Press
Ricotta Cookies by Food Ramblings
Gramie's Old-fashioned Ranger Cookies by Following in my Shoes

Gingerbread Scotchies (adapted from Lemons for Lulu)
(about 40 cookies)

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/3 cup molasses
1 11-ounce package butterscotch chips

Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a bowl. Mix until ingredients are blended together. In a separate mixing bowl, add butter and brown sugar and cream together. Add egg and beat into creamed butter. Add molasses and mix until incorporated. Slowly add the dry ingredients, stirring until just incorporated. Do not over mix. Fold in butterscotch chips.

Chill dough for at least 30 minutes or overnight. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop tablespoon size cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are set and begin to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 40
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 146.2
Total Fat: 4.9 g
Cholesterol: 17.1 mg
Sodium: 35.7 mg
Total Carbs: 22.8 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Sugars: 15.7 g
Protein: 1.3 g

-Great Christmas dessert recipe
-Delicious, flavorful cookies
-Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside
-Easy to make


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  1. Yummy! These look like a great, quick to make, yet still unique cookie I could bring into my office next week!

    (Brownie points for me:)...or should I say gingerbread points tehe!)

    1. Haha! You will get lots of gingerbread points for these! :)

  2. These are so pretty. And I love butterscotch chips!!! PINNING.

  3. Oh yes, these look divine! I love gingerbread. Nice touch adding the butterscotch!!

    1. Thank you, Bailey! It's one of those combinations that you don't think of right away, but the ingredients work so well together. But honestly, what doesn't go well with butterscotch chips?!

  4. Oh Elaine, these look so pretty and fantastic! Oatmeal scotchies are one of my favorite cookies EVER and this gingerbread version is just perfect for the holidays. Pinned!

    1. Thanks for pinning these Hayley! I'm a fan of Oatmeal Scotchies too and couldn't resist borrowing the name for this recipe. :)

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you! It was a random find at CVS. They actually had a lot more stuff than I was expecting. :)

  6. Yummy cookie! This is going on my cookie list for Christmas Eve!

    1. These will be great for Christmas Eve celebrations, Pamela!

  7. These remind me of the butterscotch gingersnaps I made last month. What a wonderful combination - I adore the two together!

    1. I was thinking of those cookies as I made this recipe! The combination of flavors is sooo good.

  8. I never would have thought to try this combination - they look amazing!

    1. It's a winning combination, for sure. I hope you try them Heather! And I'm making your Hot Chocolate Cookies very soon. :) They were so amazing!


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