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Butterscotch Spice Cookies

Rating: 4.4 12 Comments

The aroma and old fashioned flavor of Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix in this Butterscotch Spice Cookie recipe will take you back to grandma's house.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and vanilla extract in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until blended. Stir in butterscotch chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2-inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375°F for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Remove to cooling racks. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.


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TCP on Feb 20, 2021 7:47 p.m.

Guys if you don’t have butterscotch chips the use Carmel sauce on white chocolate chips. If you don’t right away have it then use this Carmel sauce recipe. https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/homemade-salted-caramel-recipe/ Copy/paste this to make a salted caramel recipe. But if you want it more sweet then don’t use as much salt as it says!

WinnieGirl on Mar 26, 2020 7:52 p.m.

These are delicious, have even used the basic recipe with different flavors/add-ins! But, I don't think you meant 1/2 cup of oil - WAY too much; 1/4 cup makes a cookie-like dough, the other was like runny batter. Please check the recipe; I'm surprised no one else mentioned it. Otherwise, great basic, easy recipe!

DeJay on Apr 18, 2019 7:29 a.m.

They were very good...I added diced apples and pecans...yummy,,,

leigh33ca on Dec 17, 2016 2:24 p.m.

These are amazing. I have made 3 batches of them so far for Christmas. I use parchment paper so that they do not stick to the cookie sheet.

elsnana on Sep 28, 2013 11:10 a.m.

These sound good. I think I will try them as a snack for my B&B guests I am going to try adding adding some diced apple as well.

jennie14 on Apr 2, 2019 3:15 p.m.

I think apple would take it from good to fabulous. Did it and how much apple did you use?

lillian.lapalme.5 on Sep 7, 2013 9:02 p.m.

cookies sound great, will try to make some this week

torontomom on Feb 12, 2013 8:34 p.m.

I made these exactly as written. The problem is that the chips stuck to the cookie sheet. So no matter how careful I was in taking them out, the broke to

niki.crump.9 on Oct 11, 2016 10:23 a.m.

If you coat the chips in flour before putting them in it helps with burning/sticking

elsnana on Sep 28, 2013 11:07 a.m.

Try baking them on parchment lined cookie sheets. I bake all my cookies this way & so far haven't had a problem with sticking!

torontomom on Feb 12, 2013 8:35 p.m.

sorry for the error. broke to pieces. The pieces tasted pretty good. But I kind of wanted an actual cookie

cinderella on Jun 9, 2011 2:32 p.m.

YUM! These are so easy and delicious...my kids can make them anytime!