Butterscotch crunch cookies

A week ago I went to a job interview and they asked me “What is your favourite cookie” but since I have so many favourites from the Hannah Swensen cookie collection, I wasn´t quite sure how to answer that question.  And I felt quite awkward not knowing an answer to an easy question like that 🙂 But really it was not an easy one for me to answer!

I thought about it on my way home and a couple of days later I baked the cookies and brought them in on my first day at work 😉 I got the job!!! Honestly, I got so much inspiration already during that interview. It was already win/win!

Here is my answer – BUTTERSCOTCH CRUNCH COOKIES with a secret ingredient!!!



Preheat oven to 350 F

1 cup softened butter  ( 2 sticks, 227 g)

1 cup white sugar

3 tbsp molasses

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups crushed potato chips ( I always add an extra cup, it´s about 200 g before crushing)

2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips


Mix the softened butter with white sugar and molasses. Beat them until the mixture is light and fluffy and the molasses is completely mixed in.


Add the vanilla and baking soda. Mix thoroughly.

Break the eggs into a glass and whip them up with a fork. Add them until they are thoroughly incorporated.

Put the potato chips in a plastic bag. Seal it and crush it with your hands until it resembles a coarse gravel. If you prefer using a rolling pin, you can do just that. I find it easier with just break them with my hands.


Measure 2 cups (or 3)  of crushed potato chips and mix them into your dough. I always add an extra cup of crushed potato chips because I really love the salty crunchy taste! So 3 cups, total!

Add one cup of flour and mix it in. Then the second cup and finally the third. Mixing thoroughly in between.

Measure 1 1/2 cup butterscotch chips and add to the dough. Mix them in at the low speed.

Spray the cookie sheet with Pam. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoons or use an ice-cream scoop. That is what I did.


Bake the cookies 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Let the cookies cool and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.


These are very dangerous cookies. When you start eating them, you can´t stop! That´s how good they are!!! Now I am on a lettuce diet for a couple of days!!!


And this is me, taking a picture for the blog lol

Photo credit: Husband

What is your favourite cookie?

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