Butterscotch Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

filed under: Cookies on December 17, 2014

These Snickerdoodles are a perfect mash up of some pretty darn popular flavors! Peanut butter, butterscotch, snickerdoodle, and… if you are daring, marshmallow! Kick your regular old Snickerdoodles up a notch with this amazing recipe!


Butterscotch Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
31 mins

I hope I have stressed to you the simple joy and delight that is beautifully expressed in the relationship between peanut butter and butterscotch. I have made it into a cake, a dessert pizza, a chocolate bark, and now a snickerdoodle.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butterscotch Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 113g) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 tbsp. McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
  • extra chips for garnish optional
  1. Mix flour, cream of tartar and baking soda in medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

  3. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.
  4. Stir in peanut butter and butterscotch chips by hand until combined.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  7. Mix remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  9. Roll in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
  10. **press any extra chips into top of cookie, usually 3-5 per cookies is sufficient

  11. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

  12. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned.

  13. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.



Peanut Butter Butterscotch Snickerdoodle!

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

I hope I have stressed to you the simple joy and delight that is beautifully expressed in the relationship between peanut butter and butterscotch.  I have made it into a cake, a dessert pizza, a chocolate bark, and now a snickerdoodle.

Why? It’s fun. It’s pretty. People love it. Because it works.

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Snickerdoodle!

I used peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips to add flavor to classic snickerdoodle cookies. Quite frankly, that was all it took to make these the best cookies known to man.  Just so you know, they are officially the most awesome cookie I have ever made.*

*according to my 3 year old whom I am sure will grow up to have an extremely sophisticated palate. Ahem.

Recipe adapted just slightly from McCormick.com.

But I didn’t stop there.  If you are a regular reader you may have noticed that there is one ingredient missing from my snickerdoodle cookies.


Peanut Butter Butterscotch Snickerdoodle drizzled in Marshmallow Fluff!

I grabbed a container of marshmallow fluff from the pantry, put it into a pastry bag and heated it for about 15 seconds.

Then I just started piping it out, right on top of the stack of cookies.

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Snickerdoodle drizzled in Marshmallow Fluff!

As that sweet white fluff slowly made its way down the sides of the cookies, I just sat back and watched in amazement.  This was the crowning moment in my culinary career.  Granted, Bon Appetite was not going to come calling for this recipe, but YOU are going to love it.  And your opinion is the only one that really matters.

So go forth and try this.  You will love it, I promise.

It was an absolute delight to create these Butterscotch Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles with McCormick. Thank you so, so much for supporting the brands that support this blog. I only work with the best, and am thankful that McCormick is willing to partner with me! <3

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  • Julie | This Gal Cooks says:

    I have officially dubbed these the best snickerdoodles ever, and I haven’t even tried them yet! But peanut butter, butterscotch and cinnamon all together in one cookie makes me swoon like crazy!

    • Amanda says:

      You may dub my cookies any time you want. 🙂

  • Baby June says:

    Delicious! Peanut butter + butterscotch sounds like a great combination to me:)

    • Amanda says:

      Oh thanks! I think you would like it!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Snickerdoodles are always a hit here! I need to make this PB version asap!

    • Amanda says:

      Hope you like it!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    I don’t think I have ever had peanut butter and butterscotch together!

  • Patricia says:

    These cookies look delicious (as does everything on your site)! I also love the new look of the website! Fabulous!

  • CakeSpy says:

    I want to get, like, pastry married to you. I don’t know what kind of arrangement that would look like. But I want it to be my life. 🙂 These look so good!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    Amanda, I love these cookies SOOOO much. And your new site is AMAZING!

  • Brooks says:

    I haven’t snickered a doodle in a while. This recipe will change that. BTW, I love the reno on your place. Wishing you & yours good tidings and joy this holiday. Cheers!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much Brooks!!!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Now, I know. Peanut butter + butterscotch = a match made in heaven!! And hey, I’m listening to your brilliant 3 year old!!! These are the awesomest cookies you have ever made!!! love!!!

  • Oh my gosh…as if butterscotch thrown into snickerdoodles wasn’t awesome enough, then you piled them high with a crown of marshmallows?! I’m swooning and also wondering I might take all the leftovers off your hands? 😀 Pinned!

  • Gerry @ foodnessgraciousg says:

    Hmm, if you were a store I ‘d call you up and ask for 1000 of these beauties 🙂

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says:

    Yep I think I totally get the amazingness of butterscotch and peanut butter. You have taught me well. Now I must go forth and share this information with the world!

    • Amanda says:

      YES!!! Can’t wait to see some awesome peanut butter butterscotch creations on your blog! 😉

  • Kelly says:

    Peanut butter + butterscotch + snickerdoodles + marshmallow = awesomest cookies ever!!! Swoon!

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    This looks like the best snickerdoodle version I’ve ever seen! Having not realized I was a huge butterscotch fan until recently, I can’t wait to try this flavor combination!

  • Sarah says:

    Oh Snickerdoodles! And butterscotch too! These would last no more than one afternoon on my kitchen counter – snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies.

  • Tracy | Pale Yellow says:

    The addition of peanut butter and butterscotch makes for a great looking snickerdoodle!

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    Butterscotch has to be one of my favourite sweet flavours so I can imagine how delicious these snickerdoodles must have been. If I was to create the recipe.. these cookies would not last very long!!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    How have I not seen these until NOW?!?! I have a unopened bag of butterscotch chips that is going to get destroyed all in the name of these cookies!!

  • Lisa Wilkins says:

    Will be making soon

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