Butterscotch Apple Cookies

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Things are a little bit crazy at my house right now because we are in the middle of a kitchen makeover. We are having new wood flooring installed, and to get ready for that, I am painting our kitchen cabinets. Cooking might be a little sparse the next few weeks until we get the mess cleaned up. Until then, I will be sharing some fall recipes that I tried last year but never actually got around to posting. Which means that procrastination actually worked out for me this time. Just don’t tell my kids I said that.
I am a huge fan of cookies. They are one of my very favorite things to make. My cookie recipe collection grows every month. Sadly, so does my backside, and I’m pretty sure the two are related. 😉
These cookies are chock full of fall goodness. Brown sugar? Check. Cinnamony goodness? Check. Chunks of yummy apples? Check. Man I love the flavors of fall. And not only do these cookies taste yummy, they make the house smell a-mazing while they are baking. Fall. It pretty much rocks. And so do cookies. So go whip up a batch!

Butterscotch Apple Cookies

1/2 cup soft butter
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups shredded apple
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg. Stir together flour, cinnamon, salt, and soda. Add with the apples, chips, and nuts. Stir till well combined. Dough will be very stiff at first, but as the apples release juice, it will moisten right up. Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes, or till light brown. Let stand two minutes before removing to cooling racks.


  1. Just tried these today when my daughter wanted to bake some “apple cookies”…very tasty! I swapped skor bits for the butterscotch chips. Mine did not flatten out like yours did though but would still make again!

  2. I just made these cookies and they are delicious! Thanks for the recipe Kara!

  3. … Oats and brown sugar. Check. ?
    Is there a missing ingredient or were you thinking of some other recipe?

    Oh, it is so much easier to proofread the blog of another, especially when one is thinking of making oatmeal cookies.

    • Oops, nope, not thinking of another recipe. That’s what I get for staying up way past my bedtime blogging. I was totally thinking that they had oats, but they do not. I have fixed it now, so hopefully no one else will notice that I am in fact a complete idiot. 🙂

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