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Black Bottom Butterscotch Cookies

Chewy butterscotch chip cookies with a chocolate surprise underneath!

Chewy butterscotch chip cookies with a chocolate surprise underneath!

Like any college kid worth her salt, I spent the better part of my freshman year living off the food in the vending machines.

My “healthier” meals consisted of egg salad sandwiches and granola bars. And an occasional visit to the salad and wrap bar in the student center.


But more often than not, I ate junk all day every day. And, boy… it was good. My typical choices were usually something along the lines of chocolate milk, Twix ice cream bars, Dunford pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, Dark Chocolate Peanut M&MS, chocolate covered Sunbelt granola bars, and Black Bottom Toffee Doodles.

Chewy butterscotch chip cookies with a chocolate surprise underneath!

Oh my gosh, you guys.

Those toffee doodles were LIFE! So what exactly is a Black Bottom Toffee Doodle?! Well. I’m glad you asked! This little gem of a cookie is (not so little, first off…) a fabulous combination of a snickerdoodle and a chocolate chip toffee cookie with a thin coating of chocolate on the bottom of the cookie.

It’s everything you want out of a vending machine cookie and so much more 😉. If you are ever lucky enough to stumble across one, promise me you’ll buy it!

Chewy butterscotch chip cookies with a chocolate surprise underneath!

Anyway. All this to say… adding chocolate to the bottom of a cookie is realllllllllly good. And I just knew that if I dipped the bottom of my favorite butterscotch chip cookies in chocolate, all would be well with the world.

So I did. And it was. 🍪🌎✌🏻 😘.


Black Bottom Butterscotch Cookies

Chewy butterscotch chip cookies with a chocolate surprise underneath!


  • 1 cup butter, cold
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup melting chocolate (like almond bark or Wilton's candy wafers), melted


Preheat oven to 375ºF. Melt the butter in a large microwave safe bowl for 45 seconds.

Stir in the sugars. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.

Combine dry ingredients together and stir into the butter and sugar mixture until dough forms.

Stir in butterscotch chips.

Scoop dough (about 2 tbsp) onto ungreased cookie sheets, about 2" apart.

Bake for 9 minutes, until edges are slightly golden. Let cool on the pan for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack.

On a silicone baking mat (recommended) or on a large sheet of parchment paper: spoon 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate. Gently press a cookie onto the melted chocolate. Repeat with remaining chocolate and cookies. Let cool until chocolate is set (about 20 minutes) and then carefully peel each cookie off of the mat.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

25 comments on “Black Bottom Butterscotch Cookies”

  1. How nice to have family nearby!We are 4 1/2 hours from nearest family, great for weekend visits, but not for babysitting, or weeknight soccer games, etc. These cookies look awesome!!!

  2. That’ll be so cool, having your brother close by! I try not to complain about having our family a few hours away because when we lived in AZ it was SO much worse. BUT. It’s annoying when there is a school function or we just want a sitter. :) OMG I’m in love with these cookies. I hope you had an awesome time at the wedding! Glad you’re back soon, because I miss you, lol.

  3. I totally didn’t know you were the oldest of 6! That’s awesome–hello, free babysitting indeed! Congrats to your baby brother, Ashton–so cool. And helloooooo to these cookies! Black bottom butterscotch? Yes. Please.

  4. Holy moly, the oldest of 6 kids?!? Totally awesome–and so glad you’ll have babysitters nearby soon. Your brother and sister-in-law are soooo cute! And these cookies? Wowsers!

  5. That is a great story! I love that you are so close with your siblings and in-laws! Also I love these cookies! Total Yumm-o

  6. I’m the second-oldest of 14, so I can totally relate! I really wish I had some siblings closer, but most of them are pretty young still.

    I adore these cookies! I’m not normally the type to choose butterscotch chips, but I think you nailed it. I especially love that they’re dipped!

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  9. I’ve never had butterscotch cookies, let alone a chocolate dipped butterscotch cookie. These are SO DELICIOUS! Thank You. It may be awhile before I make chocolate chip cookies again.

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  12. For the Black Bottom Butterscotch Cookies – doesn’t 2 cups of melting chocolate sound like too much? Will someone who has made these cookies, please respond. Anxious to make same.

    Thank you.

    • … I made them :) It ended up being just right for me, but then again, I do make kind of a mess as I go. So maybe I lost some in the process? Either way, it would be MUCH less than 2 cups if it’s less!

    • Thank you Ashton for your comments on the melted chocolate, I have a family reunion to attend at the end of June so I will be making the cookies. Hopefully, they will turn out and present well.

    • I just made them and 2 cups of chocolate chips was just PERFECT! They were so delicious!!!

  13. Just found this on Pinterest today! Can’t wait to try it!! Thanks!!!

  14. Found these on Pinterest and made them….have to say they are the bomb diggity! Definitely in my top 5 favorites and cookies are my favorite sweet!
    Thanks for the amazing recipe…:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  15. So, my cookies came out a bit cakey… any suggestions on how they could be more chewy? They look really thick but also chewy in your photos but mine are more thick and bread like. I am going to try them again tonight with a different pan because other cookies I’ve made have done the same thing. We shall see!

  16. Hi! I’m curious how many cookies one batch yields. Thanks!

  17. Want to make these for a cookie swap coming up soon but the recipe doesn’t tell me on average how many cookies it makes. Any help with this would be super helpful thanks.

  18. How many cookies does this yield? I need to make 3 dozen.


  19. How big are the cookies? Do you drop by teaspoons or tablespoons?

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