The Butterscotch Crackle Cookies were some of my favorite growing up! I was so excited to find this cookie recipe in Grandma’s recipe box as it was a great excuse to make them again. They have a great butterscotch flavor with the brown sugar and butter. Even better though, the texture of these cookies is quite unique. They’re a little crunchy on the outside and then soft and chewy on the inside. They look deceptively boring but they are anything but!
Making these cookies is really quite simple. Make sure your butter and eggs are both at room temperature and don’t over mix the flour and you’re all set. This is a great recipe to make with kids as the instructions are pretty easy to follow and then you get to roll the dough into balls AND roll the balls of dough in sugar. There’s also some great science involved here because the ingredients cause the cookies to first “melt” and flatten in the oven, then they start to rise and get puffy. When you take them out of the over to cool, they then start to sink and crackle. It’d be a fun process to watch for kids and a great recipe to make with them.
I wouldn’t alter this Butterscotch Crackle Cookie recipe at all because it’s perfect as-is and as with most baked goods – the ingredients and their amounts are pretty critical. However, I think you could easily double the amount to make a bigger batch. Also important to note that these cookies freeze very well so if you make a big batch – you can easily save some for later!
I hope you try making these – they are so good and will immediately become a favorite in your house. I want to hear what you think in the comments or share a picture with me on Instagram (@bdhbakes).