Coconut Butterscotch Cookies

I have always loved butterscotch. It’s not something I delve into regularly though – it’s a taste I reserve for rare occasions.

So imagine my delight when my I awoke to the aroma of Coconut Butterscotch Cookies! If you would like to delight your family with a sweet surprise, I whole-heartedly recommend this delicous treat!


1 ¾ Cups All Purpose Flour
   ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
   ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
   ¼ Teaspoon Salt
   ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
   ½ Cup (1 Stick) Softened Butter
1     Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
3     Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1     Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1     Large Egg
1 ½ Cup Sweetened Shredded Coconut
1 ½ Cup Butterscotch Chips


1. Preheat the oven to 300ºF.

2. Lightly grease the cookie sheets.

3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together and set aside.

4. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars and vanilla extract with your mixer on medium speed until they’re light and fluffy.

5. Add the egg and blend well.

6. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix just until blended.

7. Fold in the coconut and butterscotch chips.

8. Use a 2 tablespoon measure to drop the dough on the cookie sheets, spacing the cookies about 3-inches apart. Gently press down on the cookies with the back of a spoon to spread them out into a 2-inch circle.

9. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.

10. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

This recipe makes 24 cookies and tastes delicious served warm!

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30 Responses to “Coconut Butterscotch Cookies”

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  1. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    I can just about smell their deliciousness! They sound and look fabulous. Butterscotch and coconut… I would not have thought of that combination. But yummy, sounds wonderful.

  2. Beth says:

    Oh, those look so good! I really love butterscotch and along with coconut, sounds delightful!
    Blessings, Beth

  3. Brynwood Needleworks says:

    These sound delicious! I'll have to give them a try.
    Thanks for the recipe. xoxo Donna

  4. Kristen says:

    I am drooling just imagining the aromas. What a great treat!

  5. lulumusing says:

    Coconut and butterscotch….two of my favorites so I can't wait to try these cookies.

  6. Brenda De Sousa says:

    Ramona, I love coconut, but I think I love it even more when you add butterscotch to it. I can just imagine what these cookies smelled like while baking! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I've been looking around your blog and oh my gosh, you are incredibly talented!!!! Beautiful blog!

  7. IM GIRL says:

    These butterscotch cookies are very close to my own recipe and definitely tops the charts on my families "FAVS" list!!!

    I have followed your blog and look forward to more visits!!

  8. Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright says:

    WOW! Those look YUMMY!!!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today and entering the giveaway! Its nice to meet you!

  9. Mara... says:

    YUM! These look delicious, I bet they smelled yummy too!! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Rita says:

    Sound yummy!
    Thanks for including the recipe. 🙂

  11. BrendaLea, the Prpldy says:

    Hi Ramona,

    Those sound yummy,,,wish it wasn't so hot, i would make some.

  12. Jerri says:

    Oh! What a great combination!

    Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!

  13. Melissa Miller says:

    Hello Ramona,
    It's nice to meet you! Thank you very much for stopping by for a sweet visit and for entering my GC giveaway. I really appreciate it. You're a doll! Come by anytime okay.

    I adore your pretty blog and the cookies look so delicious. Yum-O! I'll have to give them a try soon.

    Blessings to you and yours.
    Warmly, ~Melissa 🙂

  14. Reta says:

    Those cookies are so tempting that you could be persuaded to ditch the diet to sample them. It would be impossible to stop at one and so the waistline spreads with each bite! (Smile) As one song states "O Happy Days" as you rob the cookie jar and wonder where did the will power vanish?

    I haven't done the rum cake yet, and now you throw in a curb ball with the cookies!!! Love you and your blogs.

  15. JamericanSpice says:

    I've tasted butterscotch cookies before and I know they are yum so I can imagine putting it together with coconut!!!!

  16. Brenda says:

    I've never seen this recipe before, looks delicious!

  17. April@The 21st Century Housewife says:

    I love butterscotch too, and your recipe sounds delicious. It reminds me of one my mom used to make. Thanks for sharing it.

  18. Jerri says:

    I'm featuring your post this week for Friday Favorites! Come by and get a featured button for your blog if you'd like!

  19. Epic says:

    These cookies look yummy! I'm now following you!
    The Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom

  20. What a wonderful cookie smell to wake up to! 🙂 And they look so good. I’m glad you also linked up at Joy of Desserts.

  21. Butterscotch is one of my favorites as well. I would have never thought to add coconut to the mix though but these look yummy. Thanks for linking up at Flash-Back Friday.

  22. Arrrggh…Another amazing sounding recipe. Copying this one, too!

  23. Mother of 3 says:

    Those sound delicious! Pinned.

  24. Oh, I love butterscotch too! Your cookies look amazing. The combination of coconut and butterscotch is perfect. Sharing around, including on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later today. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope your week is going well, my friend!

  25. I could just eat one 🙂 These look great.

    Thanks so much for sharing your post at this week’s Weekend Link Up.


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