12 Days of Christmas Recipe Contest Winner: Butterscotch Cookies

These Butterscotch Cookies are the Best holiday cookies. They are so easy to make and taste amazing. If you are looking for a simple cookie for holiday celebrations and get togethers this year, this is your cookie.

These Butterscotch Cookies are so easy to make, and full of delicious butterscotch flavor. They are thick and puffy and have the softest texture to them.

These are a hit at every holiday party.

the story behind the cookie

In honor of the release of our newest cookbook, 12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters’ Stuff, we hosted a recipe contest to find YOUR favorite holiday recipes.

After a lot of baking, cooking and sampling we have chosen 12 of our reader’s favorite recipes. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Today we are featuring Grandma’s Butterscotch Cookies from Kathleen Clegg of Idaho. These cookies are her husband’s grandmother’s recipe and her husband’s favorite cookie.

His grandma used to make the cookies for them when they would go to their house to visit. They all looked forward to them. She was an amazing cook, but these cookies always felt like love.

They are a little bit time consuming, so now Kathleen makes them as a special treat for the holidays.

They always bring a smile to their faces, thinking about what a beautiful, generous and loving lady grandma she was, always. A wonderful example to look up to.

could i use cold milk from the fridge for this recipe?

You could use cold milk from the fridge, however, we don’t really recommend it.

The canned milk, and the half and half, have an extremely thick texture. It will make the cookie dough more creamy.

You could also use coconut milk, but we prefer the half and half for the best results.

If you do have to use milk, we recommend using 2% or vitamin D milk.

Watch how to make more christmas menu items, perfect for the holidays, here:

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We get it, it can be a little intimidating cooking a recipe you have never made before, so that’s exactly why we created our channel.

We take you through each recipe, step by step, and show you exactly how to make it.

Each recipe is tried and true, so you know even the pickiest of eaters, will love it.

Watch how to make a few of our favorite holiday recipes, here:

looking for more holiday cookies? Here are a few of our favorite:

Cake Mix Christmas Cookies
Christmas Tree Cupcake Topper
Christmas Santa Cookies
Christmas Tree Brownies
Molasses Cookies

Serves: 36

12 Days of Christmas Recipe Contest Winner: Butterscotch Cookies

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • Cookies:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned milk or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Cookies
  2. Cream butter, sugar and eggs in large mixing bowl. Sift and mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine the milk or half and half with the vinegar and mix well. Add dry ingredients a little at a time to creamed mixture, alternating with the milk, mixing well. Adding the vanilla with the milk.
  4. When the dough is mixed well, place on ungreased cookie sheet in teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. Frosting Instructions:
  7. Cook butter in a saucepan over low heat until ambered color and it stops bubbling.
  8. Be sure not to burn it.
  9. Remove from heat and add two cups of powdered sugar and 1/4 cup cold water. Beat until spreadable.
  10. Spread on cookies while the frosting is still warm. Allow the cookies to sit until the frosting is set.


soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



128 cal


3 g


24 g


2 g
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