Salted Peanut Butter-Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies with butterscotch chips and topped with fleur de sel.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
cooling time 5 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 24 to 30 cookies
Calories 147 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup butterscotch chips
  • Flaky sea salt such as fleur de sel or Maldon, for sprinkling
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the peanut butter and beat until completely combined.
  4. Add both sugars and beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the egg and vanilla, and beat until completely incorporated. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, add the flour mixture all at once, and beat until just incorporated, about 30 seconds. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the butterscotch chips.
  5. Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets at least 1½ inches apart. Bake the cookies for 5 minutes, then sprinkle the tops with the sea salt. Continue baking until the cookies just start to brown on the edges, another 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the sheets on cooling racks for 5 minutes. Transfer the cookies from the sheets to wire racks and allow to cool completely. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one cookie

Nutrition Facts
Salted Peanut Butter-Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.