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Coconut Butterscotch Cookies

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Soft, chewy and slightly crispy on the outside, these Coconut Butterscotch Cookies are simply irresistible!  Make a double batch while you’re at it because these cookies freeze well!

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Coconut Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

Butterscotch has a distinct flavor that is characterized by its rich, buttery, and caramel-like taste.  Combine that with the tropical, nutty taste of coconut and you’ve got a flavor match made in heaven.

These Coconut Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies are soft and chewy, with a slightly crispy exterior. When they’re baked, the butterscotch chips melt and create pockets of gooey sweetness throughout the cookie.  The shredded coconut adds a pleasant chewiness and a touch of tropical flavor. The combination of butterscotch and coconut creates a delicious balance of sweetness and subtle nuttiness.  If you like you can also add some chocolate chips.

This Coconut Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies recipe is easy to make, you can double or triple it, and these cookies also freeze well.

These delightful and indulgent cookies pair oh so beautifully with a glass of milk.  Sit back and enjoy!

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Coconut Butterscotch Cookies

Soft, chewy and slightly crispy on the outside, these cookies are simply irresistible!
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 36
Calories 108 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar , firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened dried coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together into a small bowl.
    In a large bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer on high speed until pale yellow and fluffy. Add the white and brown sugars and continue beating until the grittiness is gone when the mixture is rubbed between your finger and thumb. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on low speed until blended.
    Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and, using a wooden spoon, stir until just blended. Do not over-stir. Add the coconut and butterscotch chips, stirring just until blended.
  • Using a rounded tablespoon, drop the dough onto a lined or non-stick baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
    Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool briefly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 92IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Butterscotch Coconut Cookies
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Originally published on The Daring Gourmet January 8, 2013

Adapted from Marie Simmons’ “Butterscotch Coconut Cookies”.

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Recipe Rating

4.86 from 7 votes (2 ratings without comment)


  1. This was an amazing recipe with easy to follow instructions. These cookies were absolutely delicious, they were perfectly moist and chewy. It was just a tiny bit sweeter than I prefer so next time I make them I will put a bit less sugar. Overall it was great. 👍🏻

  2. This is the first time making these cookies. I wanted to make them because I love anything with Coconut in it. Plus, I have been craving butterscotch and have never made anything with butterscotch chips.. Oh my goodness,they are so good. This is definitely a keeper!! 😋😋

  3. Hi,
    Oatmeal isn’t an ingredient in the recipe. Is this a mistake in the recipe, or are these made without oatmeal?